Academic Toolbox

Academic Toolbox

Dr. Marilyn Winkleby, founder and President of Access to Achievement Education Foundation, has led programs  that empower young  people to achieve their potential for over 25 years. In 1988 she founded the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program that provides academic enrichment and college admissions preparation to low-income high school students who show potential for science and health-related careers. SMYSP has become a national model, known for its best practices, and has been sustained on a long-term basis at Stanford University. Access to Achievement has similar goals as SMYSP—to enhance academic knowledge and increase college readiness and success among low-income and under-represented minority students. As such, many of the resources developed by SMYSP are relevant to those interested in Access to Achievement. Several of the most noteworthy resources are described below.