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Detroit College Challenge seeks to boost enrollment
Get Schooled Detroit seeks to boost the numbers of Detroit students who enroll, stay in and graduate from college.
DETROIT — High school senior De’Auna Barnes wants to study nursing in college. Michigan State University, Alma College and Albion College are among the institutions to which she has been accepted. Still, as Barnes works to finish her last year of high school at Voyager Academy in Detroit, the demands of applying to multiple schools, searching for scholarships and juggling critical deadlines can sometimes be too much. “The whole process is kind of stressful. I get overwhelmed sometimes,” said Barnes, 17.
Barnes and thousands of high school students like her in Detroit are getting help, information and support through a program called the Detroit College Challenge as they navigate the complex process of applying to college.
The program, a partnership between the Detroit College Access Network and the nonprofit Get Schooled, seeks to boost the numbers of Detroit students who enroll, stay in and graduate from college.
The challenge is an initiative that encourages high school students across the city to engage with the website Get Schooled Detroit. The program is funded by a grant from General Motors Co.
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