MI-RAMP is committed to providing effective strategies for the development, dissemination and application of mathematical and literary knowledge. Moreover, this will serve as foundation for life-long learning and critical thinking; which promotes an accelerated level of quantitative literacy. Thus, producing literate citizens who are engaged participants of a forward moving society.
MI-RAMP is a non profit 501c3 organization. Conceptually it was founded in December 2019 to start a new model/pilot program. The pilot would start in Michigan in 2021 but grow nationally in subsequent years. The long-term approach and strategy were/are to focus on young kids (ages 4 to 12) to assure that they get the proper fundamentals in education and citizenship, such as:
Currently (May 2021), the organization has completed their first 3-month Bridge to MI-RAMP distance-learning program. The second distance-learning program is in progress for 12-weeks which started April 3 - June 26, 2021. A third distance-learning program will take place beginning July 24, 2021. See flyer under documents for more information. The Bridge program focuses on fundamental Math and Reading skills. Parent involvement is key and weekly sessions are led by organization Teachers-Tutors. The Teachers-Tutors provide guidance and weekly learning targets to the parents who are directly involved in teaching their child in the home environment. The first cohort consisted of seven students from the Greater Detroit area. The second cohort has twelve Young Scholars.
The MI-RAMP in-person program has been postponed until 2022. Structurally, when the in person launches in 2022, it will consist of 20 weeks, all-Saturdays program. This session may expand from 18 students in three classes to 30 students in three classrooms. There will be three consecutive sessions occurring from 9-10:30 am, 11-12:30 pm and finally 1-2:30 pm. Each session will be 1-1/2 hours with a 20-minute snack break. The pilot “classes” (Group A, Group B and Group C) will serve 18 students:
A. 6 kids in grades K-2, with 6 age-appropriate filled backpacks, 6 parents and 2 teachers-tutors
B. 6 kids in grades 3-4 with 6 age-appropriate/filled backpacks, 6 parents and 2 teachers-tutors
C. 6 kids in grades 5-6 with 6 age-appropriate/filled backpacks, 6 parents and 2 teachers-tutors
After the 20-week programs, outcomes will be measured and reported, such outcomes are:
Efforts of MI-RAMP are steered by (and modified where need be) a talented, well-educated and dedicated group of 27 men/women from across the United States. The Executive Board consists of 5. See the attached organization chart for more specifics, such as:
Dr. T. Carter Gilmer
Co-CEO, Math (STEM) -
Mr. Glenn Jackson
Ms. Pamela (Pam) Parks
Mr. Edward Broom
Mr. Ron Bettie
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