Committed to Excellence & Opportunity Program
The Committed to Excellence and Opportunity (CEO) Program is an initiative undertaken by the University of Michigan-Flint and funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. CEO is administratively housed and operated through the Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives (EOI). CEO is a preeminent resource for identifying, recruiting and developing students who have the opportunity to be known as Wade H. McCree Incentive Scholarship Scholars upon successful completion of the CEO Program.
Committed to Excellence and Opportunity (CEO) was launched in June of 2010. The purpose of the grant is to provide a full academic year and summer residential program that is comprehensive in the preparation of a college skill-set during the high school years. To address the extremely high rates of failures in higher education by young males from low income and academically underrepresented families, the CEO Program targets 50 students for which 55-60% are males. Our approach is to significantly enhance services and programming to address the critical issue of the decline in high school graduation, post-secondary enrollment and high dropout rates of young men. While the program serves both males and females, it is our mission to impact the crisis facing young men.