ENGAGE Michigan is a statewide program funded by the Department of Education and offered to Michigan's local education agencies (LEAs) to assist schools and families with school engagement by providing intensive outreach, engagement, and enhanced support for eligible students in grades K–12.

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Program Overview

  • Participating LEAs refer eligible students to the ENGAGE Michigan team.

  • ENGAGE Outreach Counselors reach out to students and their families using every tool in our toolbelt — phone, email, text message, social media, and U.S. mail.

  • When we connect with the family, our outreach team will assess their needs and offer them the support of an Academic Success Coach for the duration of the program. There is no cost to them or to you for this support.

  • We will report back to you about our progress and interactions with your students through a dashboard, which is updated weekly. 

Student Eligibility

This program applies to students who:

  • Are in grades K-12
  • Did not engage in their district’s remote continuous education offerings in Spring of 2021
  • Need intervention based on his or her absences or consistent disengagement in classes
  • Have disengaged in their education, are attending school irregularly, or are not progressing in their coursework
  • Are in danger of failing one or more classes
  • Are McKinney Vento eligible or are in foster care
  • Whose families require financial or social support
  • Participated in or were eligible to participate in the district’s summer 2021 educational offerings

Have questions about eligibility? Schedule time to speak with your ENGAGE Program Manager.

Student Experience


Thank you for your interest in partnering with ENGAGE Michigan to provide an extra layer of support to your K-12 students! This program has reached its capacity for the 2021-22 school year and is no longer accepting new student referrals. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the ENGAGE Michigan Program Manager Ti’Fani Law at ti’fani.law@graduationalliance.com.


Program Results

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Program Feedback

“Any additional resource we can use to help our students and families is excellent. The issue we are seeing is no matter how much we do for some students we are not seeing results. However, the additional resources and help is a great piece to add.”

Adam Hoskins
Landmark Academy
ENGAGE Program

“The program helped the students they were able to reach, and even if only one student benefited, it was good. We had a senior that graduated due to the program, so it was well worth it.” 

Toni Hopkins
Mulberry–Pleasant View Bi-County School District
ENGAGE Program

“The ENGAGE program has helped me become a better student. My Academic Success Coach has helped me be 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 Program student

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Independent research shows that students who participated in the program had significant gains in days of attendance, grades, credit earned rate, and graduation rate compared to students who were referred to the program but did not participate.

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