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Increasing Literacy Levels for At-Risk Youth in College-Connected Programs

Mott Community College

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
  • Grant Amount $49,050
  • Grant Period July 1, 2014–June 30, 2015
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will enable Mott Community College to continue an intensive and short-term, boot-camp-style program that raises students’ literacy and readiness levels to meet eligibility requirements for job training, high school diploma, GED, and/or postsecondary education programs. In the first year of this initiative, 252 low-skilled students enrolled in this remedial/refresher course with more than 165 increasing their skill levels by two grades. Recommended support will allow the grantee to further develop this course in an effort to boost and improve the academic habits and employability skills of low-skilled students.