Hello!

I hope you are doing well this snowy Tuesday! Be on the lookout - SAT Prep boxes will be shipping to your home later this week! Inside you'll receive your SAT 101 Booklet, some Next Level Scholars gear and some goodies to keep you fueled up throughout the prep sessions on Wednesday 2/24 and Wednesday 3/3! You will also be receiving a separate email with your final session times for both days and instructions for logging in. Both sessions are required and will cover different material.

Check out our other updates below - including a resource spotlight on HBCU Conversations for Black History Month! Additionally, the Winter Milestone Survey is live -- please complete it as soon as possible!

As always, reach out if you need anything. We are happy to assist in any way that we can!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • NEW: DRDFS Winter Milestone Survey
  • NEW: Upcoming DRDFS Fundraising Weeks
  • REMINDER: Free Tutor.com Account
  • Resource Spotlight: HBCU Conversations
  • Featured Resources
NEW: DRDFS WINTER MILESTONE 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 required survey no later than February 26. Your answers are confidential and will be used to determine support that DRDFS may be able to provide.
NEW: UPCOMING 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.
Upcoming High School Fundraising Weeks:

  • Romulus: February 22 – 26
  • Henry Ford II and Stevenson: March 1 - 5
Check with your adviser if you have any questions!
REMINDER: FREE TUTOR.COM ACCOUNT
This is a reminder to you that as a Next Level Scholar with Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars, you have access to FREE online tutoring to help you with your classes this year.

Tutors can help you prepare for exams on key topics and concepts. Tutors are available on demand, 24/7. Simply go to www.tutor.com/drdfs and get connected with a tutor today!
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: HBCU CONVERSATIONS
Join 8+ HBCU's (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) on Saturday, February 20th at 12pm EST for HBCU Conversations: Virtual HBCU College Fair part 3.

4 HBCU Recruiters will explain more about their schools and 4+ HBCU Graduates and Current Students will share their experiences.

Middle and high school students, student counselors, parents, and even current college students can ask questions in real-time via Facebook and YouTube Live!

Interested in attending? This is a FREE event, register now!

Check out the past sessions on YouTube to learn 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