"Every Student Deserves A Mentor!"
Income Disparity correlates to low College Enrollment
In the coming months, 3.3 million American students will graduate from high school and 1 of every 3 will not attend college. This rate is 10% higher for students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, despite similar high school achievement. Additionally, of those enrolled, 40%+ of low-income college freshmen fail to return for successive semesters.
Post Secondary Stats (2014)
Recent studies point to the following three factors as drivers to this disparity.
Tuition price shock (not lack of funding sources)
Lack of support through college application process
No sense of belonging upon attending college
Connect students to mentors from leading universities
We've taken the best methods from Educatrium's ThinkIVY 1-on-1 Mentorship and simplified them into a 3-hour, online, geographically relevant program. GlobalMI aims to connect Hopkins mentors to Baltimore students; Michigan mentors to Detroit students; Stanford mentors to Oakland students. Community involvement is very important to us; that's why Educatrium Ventures is headquartering GlobalMI in downtown Detroit.