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  • Academic year programs

    The Pre-College academic year offerings provide local youth with weekly tutoring and enrichment opportunities. Our outreach efforts serve African-American, Native American, Latino, and Hmong youth from around the area. Over 125 UW-L undergraduate students from diverse ethnic backgrounds serve as tutors and mentors each semester.

     

    Brookwood School, Norwalk - Mondays
    Sparta - Tuesdays
    Emerson Elementary School - Tuesdays
    Holmen Middle School - Wednesdays
    Tomah - Wednesdays
    UW-L Girls - Thursdays
    UW-L Boys - Thursdays

    Mentoring and Readiness for College (MARC) Program

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    Academic year tutoring and enrichment for multicultural and low-income students in the La Crosse and surrounding communities.

    We'll help you get ready for, and get excited about going to college!

    Our mentoring staff is made up of UW-L college students and local professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Our low student-to-mentor ratio allows staff build a meaningful trust with our youth while serving as positive role-models to promote understanding and appreciation, self-awareness and cultural awareness.

    Through a combination of tutoring, enrichment, and communication, MARC motivates youth to take a proactive role in their own life choices and become engaged members in their community.

    • Tutoring: We strive to meet the academic needs of our students by offering help in specific school subjects and by developing more effective study skills.
    • Enrichment: Beyond academics, MARC also exposes students to enrichment and recreational opportunities, organizations within the community, and events on local campuses. 
    • Communication: We work to collaborate closely with parents, teachers, and school administrators.

    But most importantly:

    MARC inspires students to attend college!

     

    For more information, please view our MARC brochure.

    Application process: To register for one of our MARC program sites, please complete an electronic Registration Form. Paper format is also available.

    NOTE: If you are applying for MARC and you are going to 6th grade in the fall or you are either in middle or high school, you also need to fill out the following: DPI form (English). Deadline for Fall 2014 is Friday, September 5, 2014.

    Forms can be mailed to:

    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Precollege Program
    Attn: Monica Yang
    1725 State Street, 1101 Centennial Hall
    La Crosse, WI 54601

     

    Program Sites

    Brookwood School, Norwalk - Mondays

    When: Mondays, 3:00-5:15 PM

    Where: Brookwood School

    Grade Level: 1-8

    What: Students engage in various activities including a snack, homework completion, skill-building, language development, physical activity, and cultural enrichment. The school provides bus transportation for students returning home.

     

    Norwalk

    Sparta - Tuesdays

    When: Tuesdays, 3:00-5:15 PM

    Where: Lawrence Lawson and Meadowview in the Sparta School District.

    Grade Level: Lawson (1-3) and Meadowview (4-6)

    What: Students engage in various activities including a snack, homework completion, skill-building, language development, physical activity, and cultural enrichment. The school provides bus transportation for students returning home.

      

    Sparta

    Emerson Elementary School - Tuesdays

    Our program at Emerson is a smaller program, maintaining a one-to-one student/mentor ratio.  In order to maintain the low student/mentor ratio, this program cannot exceed 28 students and there is often a waiting list to participate.

    When: Tuesdays, 5:00-7:30 PM

    Where: Emerson Elementary School

    Grade Level: K-12

    What: Students engage in various activities including a snack, homework completion, skill-building, language development, physical activity, and cultural enrichment. Transportation is provided to students.


    Emerson

     

    Holmen Middle School - Wednesdays

    When: Wednesdays, 2:45-5:15 PM

    Grade Level: 6-12

    Where: Holmen Middle School. High School students are picked up from school and transported to the Middle School.

    What: Students focus on their school work, vocabulary, and preparation for the ACT test. For the last portion of each day, students are encouraged to be physically active, often playing games at Viking Elementary School. Students are transported home by bus. 

     

    Holmen

    Tomah - Wednesdays

    When: Wednesdays, 3:00-5:15 PM

    Where:Ho-Chunk Youth and Learning Center in Tomah

    Grade Level: K-12

    What: Students engage in various activities including a snack, homework completion, skill-building, language development, physical activity, and cultural enrichment. The school provides bus transportation for students returning home.

     

    Tomah

    UW-L Girls - Thursdays

    When: Thursdays, 5:00-7:30 PM

    Where: UW-L Campus

    Grade Level: 2-12

    What: Students focus on their school work, skill-building, and vocabulary. Enrichment activities, such as recreational sports and arts and crafts, are provided after tutoring. Students are transported to campus and home by bus.

     

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    UW-L Boys - Thursdays

    When: Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 PM

    Where: UW-L Campus

    Grade Level: 4-12

    What: Students focus on their school work, skill-building, and vocabulary. Enrichment activities, such as recreational sports and arts and crafts, are provided after tutoring. Students are transported to campus and home by bus.

     

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