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Smart Teachers as Role Models (STAR) Initiative

Mott Community College

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2015–October 31, 2016
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will enable Mott Community College to continue to administer the Smart Teachers as Role Models Initiative. Modeled after the Call Me Mister program at Clemson University, the Smart Teachers as Role Models Initiative is aimed at increasing the number of African-American and Latino male teachers in Flint area elementary and secondary schools. The initiative is a collaboration between Baker College, Mott Community College, and the University of Michigan-Flint and is designed to provide participants in teacher education programs with professional development supports to ensure that they are prepared to teach in K-12 classrooms.