Milwaukee’s landscape often presents youth with a steep uphill climb to graduate from high school and obtain any type of post-secondary education. Through Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s Grad Plus programming, we aim to provide support and mentorship to help our members obtain college access, and continue life-long learning.

Annually, Grad Plus serves over 800 high school and college students. Our case management approach allows staff to build meaningful relationships with Club members to ensure they receive the individualized support they need. Types of services and programming include:

  • College Tours
  • Academic Advising
  • College Applications
  • ACT Prep
  • Scholarships
  • Career Planning
  • Resume Assistance
  • Leadership Skills
  • Financial Aid Planning

Graduation Plus Member Area

We are proud to offer Graduation Plus programs, in addition to other wonderful Boys & Girls Clubs programs, online through the Canvas learning platform. Current Graduation Plus members are encouraged to click the “Member Login” button below to learn more about online learning opportunities offered through Boys & Girls Clubs and to login to our learning platform.

Are you looking to enroll your teen in Graduation Plus? Click the “Apply Online” button below to begin the registration process.

100%
High school graduation rate for Graduation Plus participants
3.37
Average high school grade point average for Graduation Plus participants
3.25
Average college grade point average for Graduation Plus participants

BMO Scholars

Created in partnership with BMO Harris Bank, the BMO Scholars Program serves students during their junior and senior years of high school and through college. The program offers unique opportunities in conjunction with several colleges and universities to prepare students for the rigors of college life.

Sponsor-A-Scholar

Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) is a program designed to help high school youth get to and through college. SAS offers monthly development workshops, college tours, tutoring, ACT prep, academic advising, and much more to ensure acceptance into college. Once the high school portion of SAS is completed, scholars are awarded a $5,000 scholarship to be used throughout their college career.

Stein Scholars

Stein Scholars provides academic, social and emotional support to college youth. Through the program, members have access to tutoring, academic advising, as well as assistance applying for federal student aid through FASFA (the Free Application for Student Aid forms.)

Throughout the academic year, job readiness, resume-building and leadership workshops are held weekly. During the summer, Club members can complete work experience programs and go on college tours. In addition, Stein Scholars provides scholarship and internship opportunities for youth.

Future College Scholars

Future College Scholars is a program that helps get you to and through college. After successful completion of the high school portion of the program, scholars are awarded with a $1,000 scholarship and a laptop for college assistance. Scholars receive academic advising, career planning, coaching and employment opportunities from high school through college.

Soref Scholars

The Soref Scholars Program is made possible through our longtime trustee and Milwaukee Admirals owner, Mr. Harris Turer. For years, the Soref Scholars have helped our students go to college debt-free. Currently serving our collegian members, the program provides students with wrap-a-around support, scholarships, and mentoring.

Maxwell Dixon is a junior at Marquette University, majoring in engineering. Maxwell earned a full-ride scholarship for college through his hard work and dedication in high school and his Grad Plus BMO Scholars Program involvement. As a collegian member of Grad Plus, Maxwell continues his involvement as a volunteer tutor for club members, participates in professional development and advising with Grad Plus, and has earned an engineering internship at Rexnord.

Making college accessible and affordable to hard-working, low-income students is of the utmost importance. The scholarship support offered in conjunction with our partners creates life changing opportunities for local youth, and allows universities to attract motivated, dedicated students. Click here to learn more about scholarship opportunities at Boys & Girls Clubs.

$18 Million
in scholarships have been awarded to the class of 2021

"Joining the Graduation Plus Program was one of the best decisions of my life! Grad Plus has helped me develop personally and professionally. Through training, workshops, and mentoring, I have made it to and through college. Through the resources and support of Grad Plus, my undergraduate experience was debt-free!"

Alethia Tilford, Class of 2019, Howard University