ENGAGE Michigan


Michigan Department of Education has partnered with Graduation Alliance to provide an extra layer of support for K-12 students (and their families) to help them be their best in and out of today’s classroom. 

Families who choose to participate in the program will be assigned an Academic Success Coach who will help them navigate academic and life challenges.

Coaches reach out to students by phone, email, text message, and more to provide support such as:

  • Encouragement and motivation to help students stay on track with their studies 
  • Organization and study tips
  • Help with writing resumes and cover letters and preparing for interviews
  • Insight into the college and FAFSA application processes
  • Educational resources and exercises to help strengthen reading and math skills
  • Referrals to local nonprofit organizations that can provide social-emotional support
  • Guidance on technical and teacher access
  • And so much more!

Ready to register?

Thank you for your interest in ENGAGE Michigan! We are not accepting any new students at this time. If you have any questions or need to connect with our team, please email: EngageMI@graduationalliance.com  

How does it work?

What is the cost?

Engage Michigan is state-funded and completely free to students. 

What is ENGAGE Michigan?

“The program was engaging, responsive, and helpful. The Academic Success Coach we worked with was very helpful and knowledgeable in all of my child's academic courses, which were advanced. My daughter and I are looking forward to working with the program again next year.”

— ENGAGE parent

ENGAGE Academic Success Coaching is available to Michigan students who are students of Detroit Public Schools Community District, Kalamazoo Public School District, West Bloomfield School District and Kearsley Community Schools through the summer! Whether students are enrolled in district summer programming or would like some extra social-emotional support over the summer, ENGAGE can help!

Our coaches can work with students to stay on track with their summer school assignments, remain engaged with learning over the summer, set and work toward personal goals, and prepare for the upcoming school year. Fill out the form below to get started!

“The ENGAGE program has helped me become a better student. My Academic Success Coach has helped me become more motivated and excited about learning. They are extremely helpful and always want to know other ways they can help. They are always encouraging me to do better than yesterday! I am extremely grateful I have the help from this program!”

 — ENGAGE student

“I’m so thankful to have someone to turn to to help my kids overcome their problem areas and help them be their best. I am grateful to have access to such a program and have someone like my student’s Academic Success Coach as a new resource for academic success!” 

– ENGAGE parent

“I couldn't ask for better dedication and support for my daughter. Our Academic Success Coach is a blessing and has incredible energy. I love how she got my daughter more out of her shell, talking more (finding her voice to speak up more). Thanks to our coach and this program, my daughter loves school and learning again. This program is the best thing that could ever happen for my daughter and me!”

 — ENGAGE parent

ENGAGE Michigan offers summer support in select districts!

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