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Grow & Go with us, giving back through life changing experiences

Midwest College Project

Grow & Go with us, giving back through life changing experiences

About Us

Exciting news! Introducing MCP – Grow & Go University, a nationwide initiative aimed at empowering 10th-12th grade students with the tools and resources necessary for a successful career. Since its inception in 2010 as the Midwest College Project, Inc., we have offered a unique, hybrid education model for students from all over the United States. With the support of 15 universities, 4 professional organizations, 25 high schools, and numerous corporate and civic partners, we work together to eliminate barriers and provide students with comprehensive career and college planning.

Apply to Grow & Go University Feb 1st – March 31st

Our Mission

Our goal is to broaden students’ aspirations and shape their professional futures. We equip high school students with ICF coaches, mentors, internships, and specialized training in professional development, communication strategy, resume writing, pitch development, and LinkedIn branding. This comprehensive support and guidance boost students’ self-esteem and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary for success.

Midwest College Project Founder and CEO


We are excited to announce Grow & Go University! Grow & Go University is a national program that creates opportunities and pathways towards successful careers for students in 10th-12th grade....

Our Story

While working at a variety of the top medical schools in the country helping design their curriculum, founder Jacqueleen Crittle saw an opportunity to enlighten her daughters about the various academic settings and careers available to them while they were only 13 & 14 yrs of age. As word spread of their touring and shadowing experiences, tons of other parents started asking for support. Crittle was appalled by the level of various pain points that parents and young adults were experiencing and saw the disparity in the resources made readily available to minority students in particular. She knew there was a better way to help these individuals stay informed. Since launch in 2010 MCP has grown to support 1200+ students across the state Illinois and tons of others globally via remote access during the pandemic.




The Road to Raising A Winner via The Grow & Go Theory

I love MCP! The Grow & Go Theory is motivating and captivating. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss. It’s a journey of sparkle and shine that puts a smile on everyone’s face. It’s a commitment of dedication; your word is your bond. Over the last 6 years, I have had the pleasure of witnessing my two sons actively participate in MCP’s Grow & Go. From Volunteering, Networking and Internship Opportunities as well as Fundraisers, College Tours, Toastmasters and ACT Preparation Courses, etc. just to name a few. It enhances the way to go; your self-management and communication skills. Grow & Go isn’t just a theory for MCP families, it’s a life style. Help us continually help other students to Grow & Go. 

-Jebba White

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