MESA provides academic support to educationally
disadvantaged students through three programs.
MESA Schools Program (MSP)
The MESA Schools Program is a K-12 competitive STEM program offered afterschool in nine states. The program provides teacher training, academic tutoring, internships, field trips and pre-college pathways into STEM college programs. The MSP is hosted by an established state office (district, community college, university, or non-profit) that oversees the day to day operations of the program. Each approved host is expected to serve 50% or more students who are either 1) underrepresented in STEM careers (including girls of all backgrounds), or 2) attend economically disadvantaged schools.
MESA Community College Program (MCCP)
The MESA Community College Program provides high school graduates with transitional support as they enter college. 70% of MCCP students are underrepresented minority or first-generation college students. MCCP students receive leadership training, tutoring, mentoring, academic counseling and recognition events to inspire success.
MESA Engineering Program (MEP)
The MESA Engineering Program offers retention support for first year students who directly enter a 4 year engineering program. Students identified as “at risk” because they lack strong math skills, or who are not familiar with engineering disciplines receive mentoring, academic tutoring, work study and additional services before, during and after admission to their engineering college. MEP is funded through grants, tuition revenue and donations.