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CEO Signature Programs

The Center for Educational Outreach administers a series of programs in collaboration with schools and community agencies. We are engaged with schools and school systems to sponsor programs on topics of interest to those concerned with academic achievement and educational progress.

Details of current CEO administered programs are listed below. If you have any questions about CEO administered programs, please feel free to contact the CEO at 734-647-1402 or email us.


Camp Kinomaage

Camp Kinomaage is a week long program for middle school students at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS). While at the UMBS, students explore a number of questions about science including issues related to ecology and archeology. Students also work with U-M Native American students and learn about the culture, language, and history of the Anishinabe.

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College 101

College 101 is a three-day residential summer program that introduces rising 10th grade students to higher education through a series of unique experiences on the U-M campus. College 101 prepares students for college while facilitating exposure to academic disciplines and career options as well as special opportunities available to college students such as study abroad, athletics and leadership development.

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College Corps

College Corps is an academic enrichment and college awareness program dedicated to preparing high school students for postsecondary education. The program also provides a service-learning opportunity for undergraduate students who work directly with youth on a curriculum designed to support academic achievement and build college-knowledge.

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Future U

Future U focuses on boosting self-efficacy and developing the interests and academic abilities of middle school students for specific scholarly fields and disciplines. The program also provides information and exposure to the experiences and possibilities provided by a higher education.

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Maximizing Academic Success

Maximizing Academic Success (MAS) is a partnership with Monroe Middle and High Schools. The purpose of MAS is to prepare high school students for postsecondary education while engaging undergraduate students' participation in academic enrichment and college awareness projects.

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Michigan College Advising Corps

The goal of the Michigan College Advising Corps (MCAC) is to increase the number of low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education in the state of Michigan. Following in the tradition of the AmeriCorps and Teach for America programs, the MCAC recruits and trains a diverse group of recent University of Michigan college graduates to work full-time as college advisers in underserved high schools throughout Michigan for one or two years following graduation.

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Pillars: Engaging Families in Support of Higher Education

Pillars promotes the creation of a college-going culture by focusing on parents/guardians whose students would be the first in their family to attend college. Family members participate in a series of workshops that guide them through the steps that their students must take to access a higher education.

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The Real on College Theatre Troupe (The R.O.C.)

The Real on College (ROC) is an interactive theatre troupe consisting of U-M undergraduate students who perform brief vignettes about the importance of higher education to schools and communities throughout Michigan. The ROC provides middle and high school students, as well as parents and families, access and information to the higher education experience in a fun, engaging and creative way.

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Professional Development Programs

The Center for Educational Outreach sponsors and co-sponsors professional development events that provide participants the opportunity to engage with scholars and practitioners working in pre-college programming and university-based youth outreach as well as leaders in youth development, higher education, and K-12 education.

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Project Inspire

Project Inspire's motto is "Students Inspiring Students." The program supports and encourages U-M students to participate in K-12 outreach in schools and community agencies. Project Inspire organizes U-M students to speak with youth about the importance of a higher education, the college-going process, and the higher education experience. Project Inspire also provides assistance and support to outreach programs created by U-M students and student organizations.

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Rising Scholars

The Rising Scholars program is a partnership between the CEO and Ann Arbor Public Schools designed to reach out to underserved but high achieving students to decrease the documented achievement gap and prepare them for college. Beginning in the 9th grade, a cohort of students from Ann Arbor high schools participate in a summer bridge program that includes academic preparation, leadership development and team building activities.

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Speakers Bureau

The Speakers Bureau is a group of faculty and staff who can offer presentations, lectures or technical/professional assistance to schools and community agencies focused on academic excellence and college attendance. More information is available on the Speakers Bureau website.

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Student Leader Initiative

The CEO offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to gain valuable experience and skills through participating in educational outreach programs. The Student Leader Initiative provides students with training that promotes the development of leadership skills and facilitates authentic outreach to students, schools and communities.

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University Outreach Council

The University Outreach Council consists of representatives from units on campus that engage in educational outreach. The Council convenes once a month to enhance collaboration and coordination across campus and share information about best practices in educational outreach.

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Wolverine Express

Wolverine Express is a school visitation program in which a diverse group of U-M faculty, staff, and students assemble as a team and travel to visit select high schools located across the state of Michigan. While at the high schools, faculty, staff, and students participate in presentations designed to promote academic success and college aspiration.

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