It All Adds Up: Math Corps

Allyson RockwellSue Marx
Believing in the greatness of children is what Math Corps is all about on the campus of Wayne State University during the summer months.

In 1992, a small group of faculty members developed a program where college students along with Detroit high school students, who have attended the summer program, are offered a small salary to mentor the junior high school kids. They teach and learn vital skills in math - and-in life. The mentors are also able to take advanced math classes. The rules of behavior and promptness are strict, but love, respect, and great expectations is what it is all about.

The results after sixteen years are astonishing. Thousands of Detroit's inner-city kids have graduated from high school and gone on to college. This upbeat documentary showcases the teachers and students whose lives have been changed forever.

You have to see it to believe it!!

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