K-12 Opportunities

The University of Michigan (U-M) offers a number of opportunities for youth. While the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) operates several programs in partnership with schools and community agencies, most programs at U-M are offered by its schools, colleges, and museums. Explore U-M’s opportunities for youth  below.

University Opportunities & Resources

CEO Programs

CEO is 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 CEO at umceo@umich.edu or 734-647-1402.


Wolverine Express

Wolverine Express is a school visitation program in which a diverse team of U-M faculty, staff, and students travel to select high schools located across the state of Michigan to promote academic success and college aspiration. More


Michigan College Advising Corps (MCAC)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 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. More


Future U

Future U helps middle school students develop the interests and skills necessary for academic success. College awareness and the possibilities provided by pursuing a higher education are promoted through campus visits to U-M and workshops focusing on personal and academic development. More


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. More


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. More


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. More


Ready, Set, Go Blue!

Ready, Set, Go Blue! is an elementary school program working within the Ypsilanti Schools. The purpose of Ready, Set, Go Blue! is to teach children the benefits of going to college, give them role models that they can identify with, and inspire them to do well in school. Student Leaders visit the school 4 times during the school year, bringing skits, games and lessons to students in the 3rd and 4th grades. In the spring, Student Leaders bring the students to campus for a full day tour. More


Watson A. Young Scholarship

A need-based scholarship, the Watson A. Young scholarship program supports middle and high school students’ participation in University of Michigan academic summer opportunities. More