. . . June 1994
MBA Students Say 'Stay in School'
This spring, first and second year MBA students hosted 14 7th through 10th graders from Benton Harbor, Michigan, a small economically depressed community in southwestern Michigan. The MBAs spent three days at a Benton Harbor recreation center last year, said Kim Zeier of Ypsilanti, Michigan, a first-year MBA student who coordinated the return visit to Ann Arbor, which included a basketball game at a local high school. Working through the B-School's Global Citizenship Program and the student-alumni volunteer organization Global Blue, U-M students organized a Stay-in-School program with staff of the recreation center. The U-M students emphasized the importance of maintaining high standards in all activities, and of going on to college. They also discussed ways to handle various academic and social problems. The Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corp. helped fund the program.