Beloit College Help Yourself Programs are funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Beloit College and Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to serve low-income students and students from underrepresented groups in the Beloit, WI area.
Our services are led by professional staff and by Beloit College students. We provide year-round academic advising, tutoring at area schools and on our college campus, monthly educational workshops, family events, financial aid education, college application and scholarship education, ACT preparation, and summer academic programs (both residential and commuter) for grades 6-12.
Help Yourself Programs are the only comprehensive academic program for low-income youth ages 12-18 supported by a college or university in the local area.
In addition to our services for middle and high school students, the Help Yourself Programs provide Beloit College students with valuable and meaningful work experiences that they are able to apply both in the classroom at Beloit and beyond. Our student staff have the opportunity to work directly with our program participants through their roles as tutors, facilitators, teaching assistants, and RAs. They are able to gain knowledge and skills that can help them succeed in their future careers while sharing their own unique talents and experiences with our program participants.