Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference - About

  • November 21, 2008
  • Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

About the Conference

Postsecondary institutions fill a valuable role in communities by educating college students, but they also serve communities by offering programming for youth. The first Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference will celebrate and cast a spotlight on this important function within Michiganís postsecondary institutions.

The conference will provide participants the opportunity to engage with professionals working in pre-college programming and university-based youth outreach as well as leaders in youth development, higher education, and K-12 education as we share and learn more about the role of postsecondary institutions in preparing Michiganís youth for the future.

The theme of the conference is Building Youth Assets as a Long-Term Strategy Toward a Better Michigan.

Topic Areas

The topic areas that will be explored during the conference are:

  • Best practices
  • Capacity-building (programs, institutions, communities)
  • College access and preparation
  • Fundraising research and assessment
  • Policy
  • Recruitment for diverse populations (e.g., at-risk, underserved, gifted and talented, etc.)
  • Risk management
  • Serving diverse populations
  • Youth development
  • Other

Who Would Benefit from Attending the Conference?

  • Pre-college and youth development practitioners
  • Postsecondary administrators, faculty, and staff
  • K-12 teachers and administrators
  • Community representatives interested in the role of pre-college and youth development programs in Michigan
  • Graduate students
  • Policymakers and government representatives interested in learning more about the importance of pre-college and youth development programs in meeting state goals

Conference Hosts

Pre-College Programs at MSU

Go the the Spartan Youth Programs Web site to browse pre-college programs offered at Michigan State University.