Programs for Youth

Upward Bound


An intensive program serving highly motivated students in grades 9-12 to transition to post-secondary institutions



Early intervention for students starting in 7th grade to first year of college creating early awareness and readiness for college

Become a Mentor

The Office of College Access Initiatives accepts mentors throughout the academic year to partner with the youth programs. All mentors are required to submit a youth criminal background check through Michigan State University. Additionally, all applicants are reviewed by the director of the Office of College Access Initiatives. Orientation dates and times will vary based on the program. Orientation will occur in the fall, spring, and summer for all programs. For more information, contact us at:


The Office of College Access Initiatives accepts donations. Please view the programs that you can make a donation to.