Hello!

This month concludes our DRDFS Fundraising weeks! Center Line’s High School’s Fundraising Week is off to a great start, and runs through Friday! Keep an eye out for the Special Fundraising Editions of Next Level News this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Remember the student who raises the most will win a gift card. Fundraising Week for Melvindale High School starts next Monday, May 10! Stay tuned later this week for more information.

Be sure to keep reading to learn more about a free "Adulting 101" series offered by MSU Extension beginning tomorrow, May 5 and be sure to register for our final virtual event, Project Runway. As always, please feel welcome to reach out with any questions/concerns!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • COMING SOON: Virtual Project Runway with GVSU and Jacqueline M. Baker - REGISTER NOW!
  • NEW: MSU Extension Presents: Adulting 101
  • ICYMI: MCAN's Michigan Student Recruitment Opt-in Survey
  • REMINDER: Free Tutoring with Tutor.com
  • Resource Spotlight: Meet DRDFS Intern, Fatima Morales
  • Featured Resources
COMING SOON: VIRTUAL PROJECT RUNWAY WITH GVSU AND JACQUELINE M. BAKER - REGISTER NOW!
Join DRDFS, Grand Valley State University Admissions, and Jacqueline M. Baker for an informative LIVE session via Zoom.

The session will take place Tuesday, May 25th at 10:00 AM.

Registration for the event is now open! Once registered, the zoom link for the session will be emailed to you.
NEW: MSU EXTENSION PRESENTS ADULTING 101
This exciting series of Adulting 101 is being offered for high school youth to help prepare for life on your own.

Different session topics will be offered on Wednesdays in May starting at 4 p.m. ET. Each session will last approximately an hour. 

  • May 5 - Resume Writing: Join us for a presentation that includes the basics of resume writing. Topics including formatting styles, how to catch an employer’s eye, what not to include, writing tips and tools.

  • May 12 - Public Speaking: This workshop helps participants learn the best practices of public speaking.

  • May 19 - Living on Your Own: The Informed Renter: Identify benefits and negatives of renting vs. buying a home and affordability. 
Once registered, you will receive an email with the zoom link and password. Register here. You are welcome to register for any and all sessions!
ICYMI: MCAN'S MICHIGAN STUDENT RECRUITMENT OPT-IN SURVEY
Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) wants to help you go to college, and one of the ways we're supporting you is by creating this survey! Submitting this survey will allow colleges to receive your information, get in touch with you about your college plans, and share what their college has to offer.

*MCAN will only share this information with institutions that agree to not share the information outside of their institution. 
REMINDER: FREE TUTORING WITH TUTOR.COM
Feeling overwhelmed with school work? Don't forget, all students in the Next Level Scholars program have FREE access to tutor.com's 24/7 on demand tutoring!

Try it out today! If you cannot locate the email with your log-in information, please reach out to Marissa at mdangelo@drdfs.org or send a text to (734) 354-7274.
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: MEET DRDFS INTERN, FATIMA MORALES
Fatima (far left) pictured with classmates during Project Runway at EMU in January 2020.
"My name is Fatima Morales I am a junior at Detroit Cristo Rey High School. My favorite subject is math and I also really enjoy playing volleyball. I am an intern for Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars this school year, but I am also part of the Next Level Scholars program like you!"

Q: What is some advice you have for sophomores just starting the program?

Fatima's answer: "Don't stress over things that are out of your control. Don’t make your life harder just to make others happy. Focus on yourself and your happiness."

Please submit more questions for Fatima using the form below!
FEATURED RESOURCES:



  • 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