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Prepare your youth to succeed in college


Excellence for Detroit prepares Detroit youth for college success through free courses and workshops led by successful college graduates and high-achieving college students. We partner with schools, neighborhood organizations, community centers, churches, and similar groups to select students and deliver our college prep programming. Since 2011, we have helped over 100 Detroit high school students prepare for college success.


“What I did last year in the program was a rigorous ACT prep program, which taught me the fundamentals of taking tests (how to study, how to prepare properly for tests). And with that, I also retook my ACT and got a higher score thanks to Excellence for Detroit.” – Terrell Edward, who received a full-tuition scholarship to Michigan State University


We offer a variety of college prep services


We can provide the following services for your youth:


  • Academic Help— We prepare students for college coursework (writing papers, reading texts).
  • College Counseling– We help students overcome the challenges outside of the 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 desire colleges and receive scholarships (by helping them with college entrance exams).


Learn more about our programs


Please visit our programming page to learn more about our programs.


Bring Excellence for Detroit to your neighborhood


Want to bring Excellence for Detroit to your neighborhood? Please contact lead instructor Daniel O’Brien at [email protected] to learn how.