Hello!

Thanks for joining us for our Virtual Sophomore Orientation last week! It was so great to "see" so many of you and getting a chance to connect. We hope you found the session helpful and informative. If you were unable to attend, no worries--be sure to complete the self-paced materials linked in the Google Classroom and also found below.

Happy Black History Month! Along with Detroit College Access Network and MCAN, Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars is proud to celebrate Black voices and accomplishments this month but also recognizes that Black history is important year-round. This month we will be sharing more information about HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), influential Black leaders, and events! 

ATTENTION Mason High School students: Your Fundraising Week begins NEXT WEEK on Monday, February 8th! Remember the Mason student who raises the most during that week will win a gift card! Stay tuned for more details this week in a special edition of Next Level News!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • RECAP: DRDFS Orientation - ACTION REQUIRED!
  • COMING SOON: Free Tutor.com Account
  • ICYMI: DRDFS Fundraising Weeks
  • Resource Spotlight: College Board's First Ever Virtual College Fairs
  • Featured Resources
RECAP: DRDFS ORIENTATION
Last week, DRDFS held the first official event of the Next Level Scholars program, a virtual zoom orientation!

  • Missed the live session? No worries! You can watch the recording in the Google Classroom and also find it here.


If you haven't yet been able to join us in the Google Classroom, please reach out to Marissa for assistance at mdangelo@drdfs.org or via text at (734) 354-7274.
COMING SOON: FREE TUTOR.COM ACCOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL SCHOLARS
DRDFS has teamed up with Tutor.com to offer you FREE 24/7 support with your homework, classwork, essays and more. We are excited about this opportunity and hope you’ll take advantage.

Log-in information will be sent to you via email this week! For now, bookmark our site: tutor.com/drdfs. Your username will be firstname.lastname and your password is drdfs20-21. Check out this YouTube video resource playlist to learn more about how the service works.
ICYMI: DRDFS FUNDRAISING WEEKS
Throughout the spring, each school will hold their own Fundraising Week! Students will use an easy, online fundraising platform to share their pages with friends, family, social media followers, etc. The student who raises the most by the end of their fundraising week will win a gift card! Stay tuned for more details, and keep an eye out for upcoming fundraising weeks.



High School Fundraising Weeks coming up in the month of February:

  • Mason: February 8 - 12
  • Madison: February 15 - 19
  • Romulus: February 22 - 26

Check with your adviser if you have any questions!
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: COLLEGEBOARD'S FIRST EVER VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS
Navigating the college application process is especially hard for students in this virtual world.

College Board is here to help lessen the stress through their Big Future Days, where sophomores and juniors can meet with current students and learn more about colleges.

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