Board of Regents of the UW System, UW-Extension - WiCC
In order to address the achievement gap challenges in rural and low-income primary schools in the Midwest and simultaneously address the challenges faced by low-income, first generation college students, Midwest Campus Compact (a collaboration of 7 Midwest states) will be launching the Midwest Campus Compact Citizen-Scholars Fellowship Program (M3C Fellows Program).
600 minimum time AmeriCorps members serving in cohorts of 8 members will leverage an additional 4200 community volunteers to mentor over 1200 at-risk youth in low-income and rural schools in the Midwest. At the end of the August 2012-July 2013 project period, 840 of the youth mentored will sustain their commitment to the mentoring program and improve or witness no decline in attendance compared to the previous school year. This project will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education.
The M3C Fellows Program will strive to create and strengthen campus-community partnerships, increase awareness of rural educational challenges, generate a strong volunteer base and mobilize college students throughout the Midwest to address education issues in their rural communities.