- Program Flint Area
- Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
- Grant Amount $415,700
- Grant Period June 1, 2012–May 31, 2013
- Location Flint, MI, United States
- Geographic Focus Flint
About this grant
This grant will enable the University of Michigan-Flint, via the Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives, to continue its Pre-College Summer Residential and Academic Year Bridge Program for students from the Flint, Beecher, and Westwood Heights school districts. As a result of this effort, participating students have raised grade point averages and benefited from numerous tutoring and mentoring activities that have aided in their academic and personal development. In 2011, the program was expanded by adding a second cohort of students to participate in this linked and comprehensive summer and yearlong academic program. Recommended support will enable the Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives to continue the overall program by bringing back the initial two cohorts of 100 students as rising tenth- and eleventh-graders and adding a new cohort of 50 rising ninth-graders to participate in the program in the summer of 2012 and through the subsequent 2013 academic year.