Planning for the Future – Summer

The Planning for the Future Summer Reading and Writing Program at UWM is an intense two week program. Students are placed in skill-building or enrichment levels based of academic grades and grade level. The goal of the program is to equip students with the tools needed to develop effective reading and writing skills.

Program also includes:

  • Life Skills and Leadership Workshops
  • Majors and Careers Exploration
  • Mentoring by High School and College Students
  • Guest Speaker Presentations
  • Campus Tours, Field Trips and Social Activities

Positive and Supportive Learning Environment


In order to participate in the Planning for the Future Summer Program students should be:

  • Interested in developing academic, leadership and social skills
  • In 6th-8th grade
  • Mature and Responsible
  • Willing to attend entire program year

How to Register

Complete and return summer application to the Planning for the Future Office by registration deadline:

Planning for the Future Program
Attention: Registration
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413, Mitchell Hall Room 121
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0413

A completed application should include:

  • UW Common Registration Form (w/ parent signature)
  • DPI Pre-College Scholarship Application (Part I and Part II are required)
  • Record Release and Consent Form (w/ parent signature)
  • Medical Treatment Consent and History Forms (Part I and II w/ parent signature)
  • Submit a One-Page, Typed, Double Spaced Essay on Designated Topic
  • The Most Recent/Current Report Card (progress reports not accepted)
  • Your child’s social security number (in designated areas)
  • Parent and School Signatures (in designated areas)

Please Note: No partial or faxed applications will be accepted (if we receive them they will be discarded). Please do not include awards, certificates, status promotion documents, etc.

Policies and Fees


  • Submitting a completed application does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
  • You will be notified by mail of your status. No phone calls please.
  • No partial or faxed applications will be accepted.
  • Parents and students must attend orientation. Participation in program will be forfeited for non compliance of the rule.


  • If you are Eligible for DPI Scholarship: FREE
  • If you are NOT Eligible for DPI Scholarship: $505.00

Please Note: In order to qualify for DPI Scholarship student must be Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch or meet MPS guidelines for free or reduced lunch status.


Ericka Watkins

Contact Us

Telephone: 414-229-2843

Office Location:

Mitchell Hall Rm. 121
3203 N Downer Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53211

Mailing Address:

Planning for the Future
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee WI 53201-0413