GVSU K-12 Connect selected as vetted tutoring provider for MI Kids Back on Track program

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Grand Valley State University's K-12 Connect academic support program recently received approval as a vetted high-impact tutoring provider for K-12 districts seeking funds from the MI Kids Back on Track program.

The K-12 Connect program joins a select group of approved providers that are aligned with the requirements for the $150 million MI Kids Back on Track program , making these providers eligible for K-12 districts receiving grant funds to utilize them for tutoring services.

The state funds are designed to support learning in ways that include getting students back to grade-level academic standards, assisting those at risk of falling behind and preparing students for postsecondary education.

As a provider using a Michigan-aligned curriculum, K-12 Connect is primed to deliver high-quality tutoring services to Michigan students, said Amirah Vosburgh, K-12 Connect director. She said this recognition as a trusted educational partner opens doors to opportunities for growth and impact while enhancing K-12 Connect's commitment to supporting students.

"This approval is more than just a stamp of recognition; it's a testament to our dedication to empowering students, supporting educators and fostering academic success," Vosburgh said. "We believe that this endorsement will not only enhance our credibility but also solidify our position as a leading provider of educational solutions. 

"We are excited about the possibilities ahead and remain steadfast in our mission to transform the learning experience for students across our communities."

K-12 Connect was created in 2020 to address learning loss during the pandemic. It has steadily grown since then, supporting, to date, more than 5,500 students. This academic year, K-12 Connect is working with educators in 35 school buildings across Michigan.

In addition, K-12 Connect has served schools in Arizona and is approved to provide direct-to-family tutoring in eight states, with more approvals on the way, officials said.

K-12 Connect offers personalized support, either during school or after school, for K-12 students across all grade levels. Tutors help students attain proficiency in math, maximize reading capabilities, build skills through academic mentoring to help with high school success and preparation for college, and more.


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