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.
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.
But most importantly:
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 Spring 2015 is Friday, February 6, 2015.
Forms can be mailed to:
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.
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)
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 30 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
Number of Spots: 30
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.
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.
When: Wednesdays, 3:00-5:15 PM
Where:Ho-Chunk Youth and Learning Center in Tomah
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.
When: Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 PM
Grade Level: 4-12
Number of Spots: 35
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