Hello!

I'd first like to thank you for being so responsive to the last newsletter! Your feedback on the poll was extremely helpful in planning ahead. Our first virtual event will be DRDFS Orientation and will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 1/27 at 3:00 PM (read below for more).

Starting next week, I will begin to text invites to the DRDFS Google Classroom. You will need a non-school affiliated gmail account to join. If you don't have one, please take a moment to create one so you are able to easily join. DRDFS will use the classroom as a way to connect and post materials for you to view/complete as part of our virtual programming this school year.

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • NEW: DRDFS Orientation - Register Now & SAVE THE DATE!
  • NEW: NACAC's Virtual College Fairs
  • ICYMI: 3 Steps for Successful Distance Learning
  • Resource Spotlight: DCAN's Mental Health Toolkit
  • Featured Resources
NEW: SAVE THE DATE - DRDFS ORIENTATION
The first official event of the Next Level Scholars program is a zoom orientation! We'll connect with each other, play a trivia game, and give you a chance to get to know us and ask questions.

When: Wednesday, January 27 at 3:00 PM
Where: Zoom (Click here to register!)

Before the virtual orientation takes place, DRDFS will be mailing some materials to your home. If your address has changed since you applied to the program, please let us know by this Thursday, 1/14 using this form. Questions? Email Marissa at mdangelo@drdfs.org or text (734) 354-7274.
NEW: NACAC'S VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS
While you work on building and refining your college list, take some time to check out an upcoming NACAC Virtual College Fair.

It's easy! Just drop in on Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges. Hear about student life, majors and programs, financial aid, scholarships, and more, plus ask questions and text chat.

Sign up now for free at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring to see which colleges and universities are participating. Family members (parents/guardians, siblings, etc.) are welcome to join too!
ICYMI: 3 STEPS FOR SUCCESSFUL DISTANCE LEARNING
Remote learning can be challenging in many ways. Get Schooled has pulled together 3 key steps to ensuring success while learning remotely:

  • Step 1: Establish a comfortable “learning space”
  • Step 2: Set your daily schedule
  • Step 3: Ask for help!


Check out full article and this quick YouTube video to help ensure success!
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: DCAN'S MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT
We recognize that getting back into a routine after a long break can be challenging! Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) has put together this mental health toolkit for you to use that offers many activities, tips, and resources to help.
FEATURED RESOURCES:
  • Check out this calendar for student webinar opportunities.

  • If you or your family are in need of any resources, please reach out to us at any time or explore this list of COVID-19 Resources