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  • College Ambition Program (CAP)


    620 Farm Lane, 516 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824


    Michigan State University researchers are working in partnership with two mid-Michigan high schools to develop an effective school-wide model for preparing students for careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) areas. The College Ambition Program (CAP) focuses on helping students gain interest and realistic expectations about the types of education and experiences needed to pursue technical occupations. 

    CAP is a research study funded by the National Science Foundation and the Michigan Department of Education designed to promote a college-going culture within high schools. The CAP program provides support and resources to students and high schools through a variety of different avenues:

    • Course Counseling and Advising
    • Tutoring and Mentoring
    • Financial Aid Planning
    • College Visits
  • Spartan Youth Programs Website


    The Spartan Youth Programs Website is a catalog of the programs and activities MSU offers to preK through 12th graders on a variety of topics, including: agriculture; animal care; art, drama, and music; business; college preparation; computers; engineering; leadership skills; math and science; social studies; sports and fitness; and writing and language.

  • Transitioning to Higher Education: Improving Outcomes for Youth from Foster Care (August 2017)


    Friday, August 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM


    Greater Lansing Association of Realtors, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911


    Youth who transition out of foster care face many challenges, including lack of support and other educational barriers. They are less likely to graduate from high school than youth who have not experienced out-of-home care, and yet many succeed and are able to go on to higher education programs. This training will explore the resources available to foster care case managers and resource families to support youth transitioning to higher education, including financial aid, career development and planning, and applying to higher education programs that will best meet the youth’s needs. This training will utilize small and large group discussions and visual displays.    Available CECHs: 3.0

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