MARC Volunteers and Staff
The Precollege 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. Participants and college mentors within these
programs constitute a unique community of cross-age,
cross-cultural learners brought together for the purpose of
educational advancement, cultural acknowledgment and social
Mentoring and Readiness for College (MARC) Program
Through a combination of tutoring, enrichment, and communication, our Mentoring and Readiness for College (MARC) program is designed to inspire students to attend college and become active members in their community, while taking a proactive role in their life choices. Part of our success is due to our low tutor to student ratio, while other strengths of this program reside outside the classroom. Beyond academics, this mentorship also exposes students to a number of opportunities, organizations within the community, and events on local campuses. We also strive to meet the academic needs of our students by communicating and collaborating with parents, teachers, and school administrators.
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, The Mentoring and Readiness for College (MARC) program provides academic year tutoring and enrichment for multicultural and low-income students in the La Crosse and surrounding communities.
The purpose of this program is to assist youth in specific academic subjects to help youth develop more effective study skills and to provide enrichment and recreational activities. College students and local professionals will promote understanding, self-awareness, cultural awareness, and appreciation among participating youth. Our college student staff members, volunteers, and adult professionals are from various backgrounds and include positive role models who have the future of our youth as their highest priority.