A new organization is trying to make higher education more easily attainable for young people in the Central U.P.
The Marquette-Alger College Access Network has a long term goal: by 2025, it wants 60% of Marquette and Alger county residents to have a college degree or a professional credential for a trade.
The network is based in Marquette’s Graveraet School. The network is developing a data-driven action plan, based on how many high school seniors apply for post-secondary education.
School districts in Marquette and Alger Counties are being encouraged to take part in the network. Several have already joined it, and so has Northern Michigan University.