LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An effort to get more people to and through college in Michigan has created a new advising program.

The Michigan College Access Network said Tuesday that AdviseMI seeks to help more Michigan students pursue post-secondary education. In particular, the effort seeks to target areas of the state with low rates of people going to college and low rates of adult educational attainment.

The goal is to place 40 recent college graduates as dedicated college advisers beginning in the fall of 2015. High schools interested in hosting advisers for a minimum of three years are being encouraged to apply. The advisers will work alongside high school counselors and other school staff.

The advisers will be graduates from 11 partner colleges and universities.

The AdviseMI program embeds well-trained, dedicated, near-peer college advisers in high schools that serve significant numbers of low-income and first generation college-going students. The goal of the program is to increase the number of high school students who enter and complete postsecondary education.