Lumas Helaire

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    Dr. Lumas J. Helaire is Assistant Director of the Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives at the University of Michigan. He specializes in developing curricula for pre-college and college programs. He is lead coordinator for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. GEAR UP is a federally funded state-wide initiative aimed at increasing the number of students from low-income areas that attend and succeed in higher education. He is co-coordinator of Leaders and Best (LAB) college mentoring program at the University of Michigan. He is also are co-founder Obvious Inc. They work to enhance positive youth development with adolescent males and enhance the professional and personal growth of young adult males by training males in college in mentoring middle school boys. Dr. Helaire received his Ph.D. in Education & Psychology from the University of Michigan and his B.S. with honors from Morehouse College, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate.