We prepare detroit youth for college
With after-school programs focused on four subject areas.
We prepare students for college coursework (writing papers, reading texts) .
We help students overcome the challenges outside the college classroom (applying to college, paying for college).
We look after the students’ overall well-being once they’re on campus (care packages, check-in calls) .
ENTRANCE EXAM PREP
We help students get into their desired colleges and receive scholarships (by helping them with college entrance exams)
Excellence for Detroit is 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Excellence for Detroit was founded in May 2011 to provide quality college prep to Detroit high school students.
We partner with schools, neighborhood organizations, community centers, churches, and similar groups to select students and deliver our college prep programming.
All of our programs are free of charge for Detroit residents and are taught by successful college graduates and high-achieving college students.
The problem: The odds are stacked against Detroit’s college-bound youth.
They are unprepared:
Low-income, minority, and/or first generation college students are the least prepared for the challenges of college.
And more likely to dropout
Low-income, minority, and/or first generation students are 2x more likely to drop out of college.
To face a less-promising future:
College dropouts make 32% less than college graduates yet make up 30% of student loan debtors.