Hello!

I hope you are doing well this snowy Tuesday! Next week, we are gearing up to meet with juniors for SAT Prep -- something you can look forward to next year with the Next Level Scholars program. If you are looking for prep now, be sure to check out the test prep section on your tutor.com account or try using Khan Academy. Let me know if you want help getting set up or walking through some of these resources.

Check out our other updates below - including a resource spotlight on HBCU Conversations for Black History Month! Additionally, if you missed it last week, the Winter Check In Survey is live -- please complete this requirement 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:
  • REMINDER: DRDFS Winter Check-in Survey
  • NEW: Upcoming DRDFS Fundraising Weeks
  • ICYMI: Free Tutor.com Account
  • Resource Spotlight: HBCU Conversations
  • Featured Resources
REMINDER: 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 23. 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!
ICYMI: ON DEMAND 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*
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