University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Eighty-five AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional seventy-five volunteers to develop a culture that encourages post-secondary education for all youth in the Eau Claire Area, Arcadia, Chippewa Falls and Altoona school districts. AmeriCorps members will serve as mentors to 400 underrepresented youth in the region. At the end of the grant funding period from September 2012 through September 2013, 1,600 fifth graders in the region will be introduced to post-secondary education, 400 youth will be matched with college mentors, and the number of students in the Chippewa Valley continuing in their education beyond high school graduation will increase. This project will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $271,469 will be matched with $156,005.