College Ready Grant 2015-2017
Great Lakes is pleased to commit $4.2 million in grants to nine programs experienced in helping high school students boost their college readiness. They will provide two full years of extra instruction to help more than 800 students entering their junior years on the cusp of college readiness move closer to benchmarks for success in college math and English, so they are prepared to pass those crucial courses from day one.
"The lack of academic preparation among college freshmen is a persistent problem we are determined to solve. By investing in established programs, we aim to learn whether and how an additional year of instruction and support can help even more at-risk students start strong in college. This is key to increasing their odds of earning degrees and having brighter futures."
- Richard D. George, President & Chief Executive Officer, Great Lakes