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Almost all of our Suited for Success at Home Celebration Boxes have been delivered! We are just waiting on a few more decisions to roll in and t-shirts to arrive so we can ship the rest! Check in with your classmates to see if they need help deciding or reach out to us if you or someone you know someone needs help with the process.

Shout out to Hannah from Lincoln for being the first to submit her video!

Judging for the scholar spirit award begins soon and since we can't be in person for this part, it's important you get creative and show your spirit in your video if you're hoping to win (aka $100 gift card for you & bragging rights + trophy for your school!) -- click the button to submit your video today!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
  • Special Request: Suited for Success Filming Opportunity!
  • NEW: Exclusive Video Series with Jacqueline M. Baker
  • ICYMI: College Advising Hotline
  • Resource Spotlight: Graduate Together
  • Featured Resources
SPECIAL REQUEST: SUITED FOR SUCCESS VIDEO OPPORTUNITY
Want to be featured in a brand new DFS video? Show your excitement for post-secondary and your school spirit! We will come to you, but spots are limited, so fill out this survey today if you're interested! Here is a brief overview of what to expect:


  • When? May 21 or May 22 (it will only take about 30 minutes!)
  • How Does it Work?
  • Tom (our videographer) will drive to your home
  • You (and your family if you would like) will stand on your front lawn
  • Tom will film you making your post-secondary announcement with your t-shirt and/or other props.


(All filming is contact-less and will adhere to social distancing guidelines.)
EXCLUSIVE: NAVIGATING CHALLENGES WITH CONFIDENCE
We know that many of you are feeling mixed emotions as you celebrate the milestones of senior year in new ways and navigate your transition to post-secondary education. Whatever you are feeling – that is ok!

In our next few newsletters, we’ll feature a series of videos from Jacqueline M. Baker, who will talk through some of these topics and offer her advice.

Take a few minutes today to watch her video today and complete this brief quiz to provide feedback and let us know what you think!
ICYMI: COLLEGE ADVISING HOTLINE
Students across the state of Michigan looking for assistance in navigating their college plans can now call a free hotline for access to near-peer college advisers!
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: GRADUATE TOGETHER
As COVID-19 has prompted the cancellation of high school graduation ceremonies across the country, The Entertainment Industry Foundation, The LeBron James Family Foundation, XQ Institute, and a broad coalition of partners are coming together to pay tribute to millions of high school seniors, including you!

The one-hour special airs on Saturday, May 16 and can be viewed on many networks, click here to find out more.

Want to be involved? There are a variety of ways for high school seniors to participate by submitting photos, speeches, etc. to have a chance to be included in the ceremony. Find out more here .
FEATURED RESOURCES
  • Click here to review our list of college success resources.

  • Check out this list of updates to deposit deadlines and other post-secondary changes at institutions.

  • 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.