On the Move
On the Move: College is an Option
Thursday, March 19, 2009
On the Move: College is an Option is a day-long program which offers exposure and support for individuals interested in attending a community college or university. The program introduces them to available resources, offers them classroom experience, and gives them individualized support for the idea of returning to school. This program is a collaboration between the Women's and Gender Studies Program, the Commission for Women, and the Office of the Provost at UM-Dearborn, as well as the American Association of University Women and numerous human service organizations in the area. Many of the participants are referred through area community-based organizations.
At the event, we offer a series of informational presentations on applying for financial aid, filling out a college admissions application, and support services available on campus. Then participants actually attend a college class. After lunch, they listen to motivational speakers share their stories of perseverance and overcoming obstacles in completing their education, and to a student panel discussing the challenges and rewards of returning to school.
Throughout this day-long experience participants are accompanied by mentors. The mission of On the Move is to encourage attendees to see post secondary education as an option and to explore opportunities for going back to school. By pairing the attendees with a mentor for the day, we want to give them the additional encouragement to take the next steps towards attending college.
To help in this effort and to insure a successful event, we are looking for many individuals to serve as Mentors.
Thursday, March 19, 2009 .... 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Fairlane Center, UM-Dearborn
For more Information, Please Contact :
Ellen Judge-Gonzalez, The University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Rd., CB 2028, Dearborn, MI 48128, Telephone: (313) 593-3961, ejgonz(at)umd.umich.edu
Patricia Schlaff The University of Michigan-Dearborn Fairlane Center North, Room E4 19000 Hubbard Dr. Dearborn, MI 48128 Telephone: (313) 583-6511, pjschlaf(at)umd.umich.edu