In 2017, the website had over 15,000 visitors with more than 2,000 students creating accounts and completing 1,240 college access content badges. Additionally, the site had 13,065 text message exchanges with Detroit students. A special thank you to General Motors Co. for funding this program.
For the 2018-19 school year, Detroit high schools will earn a $2,000 grant for participating in Get Schooled and DCAN's Detroit College Challenge. This program educates students about the Detroit Promise scholarship, admissions requirements for Michigan public universities and community colleges, financial aid opportunities, college planning and tips for taking the ACT and SAT. The Detroit College Challenge ran from October 30, 2018 to March 2, 2019. The grant can be used for end of the year activities, scholarships for students, supplies or technology upgrades to your school.
In addition to the Detroit College Challenge, students can apply to serve as Student Ambassadors in their school. Student Ambassadors help promote the challenge at their school by inspiring and empowering classmates to get involved. As a student ambassador, students will develop skills in service, public speaking, goal setting, leadership, and teamwork. Each school can select up to five Student Ambassadors. More information about the Student Ambassador program is available here.
DETROIT COLLEGE CHALLENGE
DCAN will again partner with Get Schooled to provide a Detroit-focused college access website geared toward students and parents.
The website, www.getschooled.com/detroit, is a one-stop digital resource customized for 9-12th grade students in Detroit to help them understand how to prepare for, apply to, and pay for college.