Detroit's future begins with its most college-ready students

We prepare detroit youth for college

With after-school programs focused on four subject areas.
Academic Help

We prepare students for college coursework (writing papers, reading texts) .

College Counseling

We help students overcome the challenges outside the college classroom (applying to college, paying for college).

On-Campus Assistance

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)

About Us

Excellence for Detroit is 501c3 nonprofit organization.
We believe every young Detroiter deserves access to a quality college education.

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.

our programs

We offer a variety of programming options for your school, congregation, or community center.
single-session
We can do a single-session on a college prep topic of your choice.
We can do a single-session on a college prep topic of your choice.
four-week program
The four-week program covers college counseling.
Our Four-Week Program covers College Counseling (how to apply to college, how to pay for college, how to be a successful college student).
eight-week program
The eight-week program covers college counseling and academics.
Our Eight-Week Program covers College Counseling (how to apply to college, how to pay for college, how to be a successful college student) and Academic Preparation (how to read and write like a college student).
twelve-week program
The twelve-week program covers college counseling, academics, and SAT prep.
Our Twelve-Week Program covers College Counseling (how to apply to college, how to pay for college, how to be a successful college student), Academic Preparation (how to read and write like a college student), and College Entrance Exam Prep (SAT).
Follow Up Follow Through
Follow Up Follow Through provides continuing assistance to the alumni of our other programs.
Graduates of our 4, 8, and 12-week programs can enroll in Follow Up! Follow Through!, a comprehensive program that provides these students with free mentorship and assistance while they are away at college.

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