After many long weeks of hard work and consistent efforts to ensure that everything ran smoothly for our program. The dates finally arrived and the program was a huge success. In the six years that this program has been run, this was by far the most successful part. It was an incredible experience to be able to meet and interact with these high school students from areas all throughout Michigan and neighboring states. We had an amazing group of volunteers that came back on to campus to help out throughout the program. We were able to spend quality time with each of the students and help them with their college application and more specifically their admission essays. We were also able to help them find answers to different questions or fears that they had regarding a University as big as this one and just coming to college in general.
The first day of the program we had a group of 35 students who knew nothing about one another and just three days later, we had created a community that these students felt at home in. With this just being the first part of our program, I’m so excited for the next two parts coming up throughout the year and I’m looking forward to the incredible work that we will continue to accomplish as an organization.