K-12 Outreach Programs
College information sessions and career day appearances
- MCR conducts age-appropriate on-campus sessions for students in high school, middle school and elementary school to create an awareness of the steps needed to access college admission and financial resources for college. During these sessions, Rice undergraduates share their strategies for navigating the college admission and financial aid process. When possible, Rice professors provide interactive academic enrichment sessions. MCR also provides similar presentations on-site for community schools.
Davila Science Conference
- MCR partners with Davila Elementary School to host an interactive science conference for its fourth- and fifth-graders. In addition to hosting the event, MCR recruits Rice faculty, students and community members from the Davila family, for whom the school is named, to present at this event. 375 students have attended since 2009.
College essay camp for rising seniors
- This program consists of a week-long writing workshop designed to help students create a high-quality college admission essay, as well as help them understand the college admission process. Classes are offered to 50 rising seniors who have taken a college preparatory curriculum and who come from low-to-moderate-income families.
- MCR developed a website with more than 50 scholarship links to increase the ability of local students to acquire the financial resources for a college education.
K-12 educational outreach
Alief ISD AVID Program
College Bound from Birth
Hispanic Women's Network of Houston
Houston Area Urban League
Houston Enriches Rice Education (HERE)
Houston Hispanic Forum Career and Education Day
Kids to College