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Jun 14, 2024
Caring for College and Career Readiness Advisors After a Year Like No Other
Today, high school advisors have either already completed or are nearing the end of their school year-long contracts. After a year like this, how can we provide additional support for advisors to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue?
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Press Releases
Access MCAN's press release archive for details on new and past announcements and announcements regarding higher education, advising, and grants.

Funding will be used to grow college and career readiness programming.

Initiative will provide resources for higher education institutions to effectively support marginalized populations

Testing program awards adult learners with college-level preparation

Blog
Authored by MCAN staff, board members, and partners, our blog shares different perspectives of the college access journey in Michigan.
Ezequiel Jimenez, Program Intern, Alessandra Cipriani-Detres

Today, high school advisors have either already completed or are nearing the end of their school year-long contracts. After a year like this, how can we provide additional support for advisors to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue?

Ryan Fewins-Bliss

Ryan Fewins-Bliss' testimony in favor of recommendations for increased access to higher education in Michigan, as delivered to the Michigan House Higher Education Committee and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education and Community Colleges.

Madison Kort

MCAN recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness month. We've compiled several resources and articles to help support Michiganders in May — and year-round.

In the News
Stay up-to-date on the latest in college access with announcements, blog posts, and related news from MCAN and our partners. Explore MCAN's work featured in statewide and national publications and media outlets.
Wayne State committed to giving Detroit high schoolers a chance at a college experience

Chalkbeat Detroit

According to 2022 Census data, only 17% of Detroit residents have a college degree. That number is low compared to college rates in other cities and across the state, said Cyekeia Lee, the director of DCAN. That’s why the organization is following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Sixty by 30 goal, which aims to have 60% of working-age adults obtaining a skill certificate or college degree by 2030.

Petoskey High School recognized nationally for college application campaigning

Petoskey News-Review

The Public Schools of Petoskey recently earned a national honor, being recognized as one of 27 School of Excellence awardees by the ACT’s American College Application Campaign. Petoskey High School was nominated by the Michigan College Access Network for the award.

The FAFSA woes complicating federal college aid are especially acute for some Detroit students

Chalkbeat Detroit

In Detroit, these problems have tested the resilience of vulnerable young people already facing barriers to higher education. It is a roadblock that looms large in a city where just 17% of residents hold a college degree.