The Academic Achievers Program (Center for Mexican American Studies)

323 Agnes Arnold Hall

The Academic Achievers Program (AAP) was inaugurated in 1994 with a mission to increase retention and graduation rates at the University of Houston. The Office of the President, the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), corporations, and community sponsors show ongoing commitment to the program for its continued success.

To prevent major obstacles from affecting degree attainment, the program offers a variety of services, including scholarships, tutoring, skills workshops, job-site visits, leadership retreats, and internships. These services help improve grades and increase the students' desire for challenges. Students are more confident and even enthusiastic about courses that traditionally induce anxiety. Overall, the Academic Achievers Program yields well-rounded individuals prepared with the academic, leadership, and work experience needed to enter the professional workforce.