The Renewable Energy Advancement for Detroit Youth (READY) Project addresses the inequality of exposure and career opportunities in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) Industries. The READY program is a four-year initiative designed to prepare and motivate 120 young men from historically underrepresented backgrounds, to pursue the education necessary for careers associated with the RE&EE industries.

The major content areas of READY include: project-based engineering and science courses coupled with leadership, mentoring and “soft skills” workshops/sessions. Students will participate in Saturday out-of-school time experiences that occur twice per year during spring and fall programming sessions. Students will experience programming on a university campus during the summer.  Saturday courses will rotate throughout the campuses of DAPCEP partner universities located in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. These courses will provide students with exposure to the most recent technological advances, the environment and activities of university campuses.

Based on the recommendations of our university partners, DAPCEP will support the participation of READY students in a university facilitated summer bridge program designed to ease the transition from high school to college.