Metro Detroit Outreach

Metro Detroit Community Outreach in Western Michigan University’s Office of Precollege Programming provides services and programs designed to engage K-12 students and their parents in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties interested in opportunities for higher education.

Programs and services to community, faith based and youth serving organizations include:

  • Conduct college readiness workshops/presentations at meetings and conferences.
  • Resource tables at community events.
  • Develop and nurture collaborative relationships and partnerships between the University and others in the tri-county area.
  • Metro Detroit Scholarships Intensive Workshops for junior and high school students and their families.
  • Information sessions about WMU programs and services.

Upcoming Events

Listed below are upcoming events and activities when scheduled. To schedule a presentation or request a resource table send an email to doreen.odom@wmich.edu or call (269) 599-2496.

Spring College Readiness Workshop Series

What do you want to do? How will you pay your college bill? Are you a good scholarship candidate? Reflect, prepare, and explore the many college and career options! Join us for our free, Spring workshop series designed to meet the needs of rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Learn how to prepare yourself and identify resources to help you succeed.

Saturday, April 28, 2018; 2:30 – 4 pm
How to Be An Excellent Scholarship Candidate 

It's true scholarship awardees receive many applications, however students and parents need to know how to prepare to become scholarship worthy. Learn a step by step guide to help your student receive scholarships!
Troy Library
(Civic Center Complex)
510 W. Big Beaver Troy, Mi 48084

Wednesday, April 25, 2018; 6 – 7:30 pm
Career vs Major: Finding One's Life Passion

Its about awareness, education and exploration to guide a student to discover their passion and select a career path. Hear WMU alumni’s stories about their college experience and how they found their dream career!
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
(Lakeshore Bldg.)
7310 Woodward Ave. Suite 800 Detroit, MI 48206

May 2, 2018; 6 – 7:30 pm
College Budget 101: How to pay the tuition bill and manage your money

A high school senior has been accepted to college, the next step is finalizing the college decision and creating a payment plan. We will discuss how to pay the tuition bill and financial options.
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
(Lakeshore Bldg.)
7310 Woodward Ave. Suite 800 Detroit, MI 48206

May 16, 2018 ; 6 - 7:30 pm
How to Be An Excellent Scholarship Candidate

Its true many scholarships receive few applications, however students and parents need to know how to prepare to become scholarship worthy. A step by step guide to help your student receive scholarships!
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
(Lakeshore Bldg.)
7310 Woodward Ave. Suite 800 Detroit, MI 48206
 
Advance registration is requested by sending an email at least one day prior to the workshop; indicate the name of the workshop, the student’s name, grade and high school, and number attending to: doreen.odom@wmich.edu. For more
information call (269) 599-2496.