This is Michigan | Preparing for College Success

This is Michigan | Preparing for College Success

September 9, 2019 0 By Kody Olson


Our college counselor came up to us
and told us about this program And I heard free scholarship to U-M.
I was like, that sounds pretty great. You have to grab any opportunities,
and we found this one interesting because it was a means to achieve
the dream that is now becoming a reality. I saw it as a good chance to,
you know, start something new, send me on a good path. What families in those communities don’t
always know is that just graduating high school is not sufficient enough
to end up at one of these campuses. we’re mostly providing them with
academic enrichment in the area of mathematics, plus English language
arts instruction and we also engage them in
science instruction. In both the summer of the 11th grade
and 12th grade we provide S.A.T. preparation. Something I really enjoyed, that some
of the staff we had, like math classes were by math professors of U-M.
So it was pretty impressive to get to meet these
super smart people. My sense is the University of Michigan
has a commitment to the students that we serve here who are working
really hard to be successful. I appreciate that this kind of programs
exist and helps us being a community with scarce resources. By our senior year we had a lot of
graduating seniors going on to University of Michigan with
great opportunities. So, it turned out really well
for me and everybody else. It was just amazing just to see
how much he has grown. It was just a proud, proud moment. I had the benefit of a Saturday program
that was critical not only for me going to college but in the college
I ended up going to. It warms my heart to know that
I can help another generation of young people. And I can say since he’s been
in this program, he’s been a mentor to his brothers. Getting my acceptance letter
to U-M and Georgetown I cried when I got it. I was just so happy.