Hello

We hope you enjoyed the long Memorial Day/“unofficial” start of summer weekend! DFS is still here to bring you plenty of resources, so keep reading to stay up to date!

This week kicks off the final fundraiser for the 2019-2020 school year. Check out the details for the Grad Party Fundraiser below. The student who has raised the most by Friday, May 29, will win a gift card and DRDFS care package!

As a final reminder on making post-secondary decisions: if you are still undecided or on the fence, reach out to us ASAP - most colleges require a commitment by June 1 at the latest! DFS is here to help!

Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS
  • NEW: Give Lively Virtual Graduation Party Fundraiser
  • NEW: Being a Trendsetter & Being the First with Jacqueline M. Baker
  • JOIN US: DCAN's Virtual College Decision Day
  • ICYMI: Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone with Jacqueline M. Baker
  • Featured Resources
NEW: GIVE LIVELY VIRTUAL GRADUATION PARTY FUNDRAISER
Graduation Season is here for the Class of 2020! Help us celebrate by participating in our final Give Lively fundraising event of the school year, Virtual Graduation Party!

The Virtual Graduation Party is a Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars fundraising event that will run for five days, beginning Tuesday, May 26, and ending on Friday, May 29. During this time frame, share your Give Lively page as frequently as you’d like. The more you share, the more likely you are to raise more funds in support of scholarships and academic support. The student who has raised the most by Friday, May 29, will win a gift card and DRDFS care package!

Here’s how to participate:

NEW: BEING A TRENDSETTER & BEING THE FIRST
In the last video of the 3 part series, Jacqueline discusses "being the first" and setting trends. Not fashion trends, but getting knowledgeable in your journey and making your own path.

Catch up or re-watch the full series of videos on YouTube here .
JOIN US @ DCAN'S VIRTUAL COLLEGE DECISION DAY
Join DCAN for their citywide Virtual College Decision Day to celebrate the Class of 2020!

When: June 12, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Details: R affles, giveaways, fun challenges, college rep breakout sessions, college student panel, and a few surprise guests!

Register here !
ICYMI: STEPPING OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Tune in to Jacqueline this week as she shares 3 quick tips to get out of a rut and to set yourself up for success in life after high school.

Watch her first video here and complete the survey if you haven't yet to let us know how you are doing!
FEATURED RESOURCES
  • 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!

  • 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.