MCAN understands that reaching Sixty by 30 requires a collaborative effort between counselors, advisers, teachers, after-school professionals, and all others who work directly with students. Though we have always provided support for school counselors, the College and Career Champion Professional Learning Community (PLC) serves as a space that offers resources and networking opportunities for those champions of college access who are not school counselors. Examples of professionals eligible to participate include, but are not limited to:

  • College advisers who are not affiliated with AdviseMI, Michigan State University College Advising Corps, or University of Michigan College Advising Corps
  • Teachers who are college access champions
  • After-school program professionals who work on behalf of college access
  • Supervisors of college access professionals
  • Early Middle College staff

Partnership Benefits

MCAN seeks to partner with college and career professionals in communities throughout the state to ensure they have access to updated training, resources, and support that will enhance their abilities to support students. MCAN will provide:

  • Access to a support network of other professionals doing similar work
  • Resources to support college and career advising and programming
  • Opportunities to participate in virtual meetings, webinars, or in-person trainings and events
  • Opportunities to engage in convenings with college access professionals, as well as smaller, special interest groups
  • Access to MCAN staff for support
  • Potential for future leadership opportunities within the PLC

Special Interest Groups

The PLC meets quarterly to address requested topics and brainstorm solutions to common problems. Between quarterly meetings, special interest group (SIG) meetings take place. Participants have the option to choose which SIG they would like to participate in from the following:

  • K-12 teachers and administrators
  • After-school professionals
  • Early college and higher education professionals
  • College advisers

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to join the College and Career Champion PLC, participants must:

  • Join the Movement
  • Be committed to college access and success for all students
  • Not currently serve with AdviseMI, Michigan State University College Advising Corps, or University of Michigan College Advising Corps
  • Not be a certified school counselor*

*MCAN provides other professional development opportunities specifically for school counselors

How to Join 

All individuals who meet the criteria for participation are eligible to join the College and Career Champion PLC. If you are interested in joining, complete this interest form.

Do you know someone who is a college access champion in your community? If so, complete this PLC nomination form.


Please contact Autumn Kearney, strategy manager for High School Innovation.