College Edge

Know a Recent High School Graduate that Could use Confidence and Community?

Nominate a deserving student for a transformative summer experience at West Shore Community College

Discover College Edge, a groundbreaking summer program at West Shore Community College designed to give recent high school graduates the support they need to succeed in college and beyond. Through a unique blend of academic coaching, community building, and thrilling adventures, students receive VIP support and a brand-new laptop, all at no cost. Join us in making a difference in the lives of young adults who faced educational challenges during the pandemic.

  • Graduated high school (home school ok!) 2021 and after.
  • Could benefit from building confidence and joining a positive community.
  • Will show up to at least 3 of the 4 adventures and all of the 2 week academy.
  • Wants to have the best summer ever!
About College Edge

College Edge is tailored for students who graduated in the last three years, offering a comprehensive summer program to counteract pandemic-related learning setbacks. Participants will enjoy community learning experiences, skill-building opportunities, and acquire knowledge to boost their college readiness.

Key Dates

  • June 6: College Edge Kick-off
  • June 11: Adventure at Ludington St. Park
  • June 27: MI Adventure Trip
  • July 10: Rafting and/or Art on the River
  • July 25: College Edge Cruise
  • Academy Dates: August 5-16, Monday to Friday, 9:15am-2:30pm
  • What is College Edge? A free summer program for recent high school graduates to gain an edge in college readiness through academics and adventures.
  • Who can be nominated? Any student who graduated from high school in the last three years, including homeschoolers, especially those overcoming barriers.
  • How does the nomination process work? Fill in the online form with the student’s details. Nominations are assessed continually until all spots are filled.

Contact Us
Get in touch with Amber Rozek, Coordinator of Enhanced Academic Support, for more information at arozek@westshore.edu or call 231-843-5556.

Testimonials From Last Years Participants