Students & Parents

You can choose the mentor that you would like to work with. Browse the profiles and complete a 5-minute application to a particular mentor. If he or she isn't available, we will let you know of alternative options. Regardless of acceptance, we will provide helpful feedback to you!

Teachers & Counselors

No one knows your students better than you do and our mission is to help them succeed. If you have recommendations, concerns, or comments regarding a particular student or this program, please contact us. We value your input and will try our best to meet specific needs!

800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI, 48226
United States

Free College Prep Mentorship - We are volunteer mentors from leading universities like the Ivy League.

"Every Student Deserves A Mentor!"

 

The PROBLEM

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.

  1. Tuition price shock (not lack of funding sources)

  2. Lack of support through college application process

  3. No sense of belonging upon attending college


The SOLUTION

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.