What is DAPCEP?


e are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides both in-school and out-of-school time educational experiences to over 4,000 youth per year  in the Detroit area. DAPCEP students are between the ages of 5 and 18 and are in grades K-12. Generating excitement about STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) at a young age and increasing academic capacity is the key to growing the number of students who pursue STEMM degrees in college and ultimately fill the talent pipeline for Metropolitan Detroit and the nation.

Since 1976, DAPCEP has engaged thousands of students from numerous public, private and charter schools in the tri-county area (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties), with particular focus on the city of Detroit. Through partnerships with eight Michigan universities, we place these youths in university environments on Saturdays during the school year and in camp format during the summer. These opportunities allow youth to learn advanced STEMM topics while simultaneously adapting an “I can go to college, because I’ve been to college” frame of mind.

All students who attend public schools, charter schools, and private school are welcome to apply for DAPCEP programs.