KCP College Day
College Day is a program funded through the KCP Initiative that aims to prepare 6th-12th grade students for a higher education. Specifically, this program focuses its efforts on supporting academically, economically and socially disadvantaged students who otherwise might not have access to the same resources and support.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. - César Chávez - Rosa Parks (KCP) Initiative is dedicated to supporting underserved students as they transition from secondary education into college by providing critical early college awareness and intervention services like tutoring, mentoring, academic preparation, financial education and scholarships.
The College Day Program mission is to provide an opportunity for disadvantaged students to discover, first-hand, the potential of a college education and to expose students to the information, knowledge and skills they need to prepare themselves adequately for college entry and success.
-From the KCP Initiative Website
KCP College Day on EMU's campus was formerly known as GEAR-UP EMU. This branch of the KCP Initiative provides services and support to certain public schools in southeast Michigan, including Ypsilanti Community Schools and Lincoln Consolidated Schools, with the assistance of Eastern Michigan University's Academic Success Partnerships.
The program offers students, staff and parents a number of professional development opportunities as well as an event referred to as the SAT Prep Series, which helps prepare students for taking the SAT.