The Committed to Excellence and Opportunity Program
What is CEO?
In the summer of 2014, EOI converged all precollege program initiatives (Choosing to Succeed(CTS, Wade H. McCree, Jr. Incentive Scholarship Program (ISP), Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEARUP) and Parent University under the single umbrella of Committed to Excellence and Opportunity (CEO). The Pre-college Unit of the Educational Opportunity Initiatives (EOI). The program is primarily funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The Searved Program is funded by the State of Michigan King/Chavez Parks Initiatives in the office of Education and Career Success.
Our Mission Statement
The CEO Pre-College Program, working as a collaborative community, is dedicated to the development of student scholars through holistic education. Through developing leaders, we will empower students to recognize their potential, maximize their opportunities, promote academic excellence, and utilize their acquired skills for the purpose of attaining a post-secondary degree.
•Serves primarily underrepresented groups, first generation and low-income students.
•Greater Genesee County Area
•Admits 6-9th grade students
•Cohort based program, serves entire grade level, begins with 7th grade
•Beecher Community Schools
•Admits every five years (2012, 2017, etc.) Grades 6-12
•First generation college students and low-income students
•Flint, Beecher and Westwood Heights Schools
•Admits students in 8th Grade (2nd Semester)
CEO Principles to Know
- Early is On-Time and On-time is Late.
- Young men open doors and young ladies say thank you.
- Excuses are the tools of the incompetent which build monuments to nothingness and those who specialize in using them, seldom succeed in anything.
6 P’s to Ensure Success