MCAN understands that reaching Sixty by 30 is a collaborative effort between counselors, advisers, teachers, after school professionals, and all those 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 for resources and connection between those championing for college access in their communities who are not counselors. Examples of professionals eligible to participate include, but are not limited to:

  • College advisers who are not affiliated with AdviseMI, MSUCAC, or MCAC
  • Teachers who are college access champions
  • After School Program Professionals who do work with College Access
  • Supervisors of college access professionals
  • Early Middle College Staff

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. In order to formalize the partnership, 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
  • Access to MCAN staff for support
  • Potential for leadership opportunities within the group in future years

Eligibility Requirements

  • Join the Movement
  • Be an educator who is committed to college access and success for all students
  • Professionals not currently serving with AdviseMI, Michigan State University College Advising Corps, or University of Michigan College Advising Corps.
  • Professional who is not a certified school counselor. MCAN provides other professional development opportunities specifically for school counselors

How to Join and Questions

If you meet these parameters and are interested in joining the College and Career Champion PLC, complete this Google Form. All individuals who sign up are eligible to participate as long as criteria are met.

Know someone who is a college access champion in your community? Nominate them for the PLC here.

Please contact Autumn Kearney, strategy manager for high school innovation.