Seizing Opportunities for Academic Readiness program information session, Oct. 14 

Marquette University’s Educational Opportunity Program has received $799,500 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to pilot the Seizing Opportunities Academic Readiness — Cyber Explorers Pilot Program, which provides teaching and learning activities to precollege students to encourage interest in STEM careers, support college readiness and begin developing skills for careers in technology, particularly cybersecurity. 

The SOAR pilot will provide over 100 hours of programming for 50 cyber explorers comprising low-income and first-generation students and other middle and high school students in the Milwaukee area. 

There will be an admission informational meeting on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 9 a.m. in Marquette Hall 100. 

This program looks to recruit 50 students from low-income and first-generation backgrounds to develop skills for careers in technology, cybersecurity and computer science. These 50 Cyber Explorers consist of students from the Milwaukee area high schools within Wisconsin’s 4th District. 

SOAR offers: 

  • IT Certifications 
  • College and career counseling 
  • Summer programming 
  • Stipends