The 7th Annual Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference will be held November 16-17, 2014 at Western Michigan University. The conference site rotates among universities across the state. Representatives from many colleges and universities, as well as other partners, contribute to the planning as members of the Conference Steering Committee.

Postsecondary institutions fill a valuable role in communities not just by educating college students, but also by serving communities in a variety of ways including programming for youth. The Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference will celebrate and cast a spotlight on this important function within Michigan's postsecondary institutions.

This annual, state-wide gathering provides 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. Participants will learn more about the role of postsecondary institutions in preparing Michigan's youth for the future. The theme of the 2014 conference is "Youth2College: Providing Youth the Resources to Navigate the Pipeline", #Youth2College

Who Would Benefit from Attending the Conference?

  • Pre-college and youth development practitioners
  • Postsecondary education administrators, faculty, and staff
  • K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators
  • Community representatives interested in the role of pre-college and youth development programs in Michigan
  • Foundation representatives
  • 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

Western Michigan University, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Division of Multicultural Affairs, Pre-College Unit

2014 Steering Committee Members: