KCP College Day

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The King-Chávez-Parks College Day (CD) Program is funded through the Martin Luther King, Jr. - César Chávez - Rosa Parks (KCP) Initiative [PDF] that aims to prepare 6th-12th grade students for higher education.  Specifically, this program focuses its efforts on supporting academically and socioeconomically disadvantaged students who otherwise might not have equitable access to resources and support. 

The 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.  

Programming Response During COVID-19 Outbreak

Our services have transitioned from in-person to remote online delivery per Governor Whitmer's Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order.

Here is a link to a low-cost internet option for families:

  • To help connect more low-income families during this difficult time, Comcast is offering any new Internet Essentials customer two free months of Internet service, effective immediately. For complete details sign up online or call 855.846.8376. Spanish-only speakers can call 855.765.6995.

Learning Resources for Students and Families Courtesy of Kaplan


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