The office of pre-college programs invites students of all grade levels to begin thinking about participation in their communities and in the world by:
It is our hope that pre-college program participants will:
The office of pre-college programs creates and implements programs for those with whom Calvin has established partnerships in educational ministry. Many of these partnerships relate to specific churches and schools, ethnic minority groups and low-income populations. The office also identifies partners within the college for effectively integrating the College Positive Volunteerism (see next tab) framework into regular college operations.
Calvin’s office of pre-college programs (PCP) and the Service-Learning Center have partnered together to:
CPV enhances our work in PCP by supporting and increasing the number of Calvin staff and students who communicate the vision of college as an achievable goal to all students, and especially to students from groups under-represented in higher education.
Light in the Night, a safe and fun Halloween-alternative celebration, also connects attendees with learning opportunities at Calvin for K-12th grade students.
Mimi and Tommy, the College Bound Kids, is an initiative of our College Positive efforts which aim to build aspirations for attending college and to communicate the vision of a college education as an achievable goal to all students, and especially to students from groups under-represented in higher education.
Funding to support this grant is provided by Michigan Campus Compact (MCC), College Access Challenge Grant funds and the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative's GEAR UP/College Day (GU/CD) Program within the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth.
This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Education College Access Challenge Grant. However, contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department and do not indicate endorsement by the federal government.
The office of pre-college programs partners with Meijer, Inc.