Hello!

Did you miss the live session of DRDFS Orientation? No worries! You can watch the recording in the Google Classroom and also find it here. Remember, to earn participation for this event, regardless of if you attended the live session or not, students MUST complete the Next Level Scholars Program Expectations Scavenger Hunt to avoid a program absence.

Do you have suggestions for topics you'd like to see highlighted here in the Next Level News or in the Google Classroom? Please share your ideas with us by using the form linked below!

Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • NEW: DRDFS Winter Check-in Survey
  • NEW: Free Tutor.com Account
  • ICYMI: College Board's First Ever Virtual College Fairs
  • Resource Spotlight:
  • Featured Resources
NEW: DRDFS WINTER CHECK-IN SURVEY
How are you feeling about the school year? What does your current school schedule look like? DRDFS remains committed to supporting you now and as you prepare for life after high school.

In order for us to best support you and plan ahead for programming, please complete this survey by Tuesday, February 16. Your answers are confidential and will be used to determine support that DRDFS may be able to provide.
NEW: ON DEMAND 24/7 TUTORING WITH TUTOR.COM
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.

All students in the Next Level Scholars Program are required to log in to the website and get support at least one time this semester to maintain program eligibility, but you are encouraged to use it as much as you need!

Check out this YouTube video resource playlist to learn more. If you have any questions please reach out to Marissa D'Angelo at mdangelo@drdfs.org or text (734) 354-7274. 

Log-In Instructions:
1. Go to www.tutor.com/drdfs
2. Enter your username*
3. Enter your password*
4. Watch this short video to see how to start a chat with a tutor now

*Your unique username and password were sent to you via email last week*
ICYMI: 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.

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: FREE VIRTUAL HBCU TOURS
Are you familiar with HBCUs?

HBCU stands for “​Historically Black Colleges & Universities​,” institutions of higher learning founded before 1964. 
Their primary mission was originally to provide a safe space where African Americans could receive an 
education following the Civil War, though students of any race or ethnicity may attend an HBCU. There are currently 103 HBCUs in America—half public, half private institutions. 

The Social Engineering Project is hosting a 4 part webinar series which allows students to explore different HBCUs and connect virtually.

Check out the PDF of the flyer here for full dates and times and be sure to register if you are interested in attending and learning more!
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