athologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise
November 2010


This is our monthly email providing important information for Detroit Public School students, parents, teachers and staff, and others interested in preparing Detroit students for college.  Please forward this email to your friends and social networks.


Students who register for The Detroit College Promise scholarship and the adults they designate automatically receive this email.  


Time is Running Out!

There are only a few more days to get your application in!  Complete the online Detroit College Promise application form by clicking on Student Login on our website.  This should be done by December 1, 2010 for all students in grades 9-12.  Students in K-8 should complete the scholarship as soon as possible - in the future, you will get more scholarship money the earlier you register.  Online application instructions are here.  Paper applications are here.



Attention Seniors
In January, we will start sending Seniors more information about the next steps they have to take in the scholarship process.  Seniors must send us three forms - a high school transcript (to confirm that they are attending a DPS school), a completed scholarship acceptance form, and a financial aid letter from the college / university they will be attending.


Watch us on Fox 2's Holiday Connection
Fox 2 TV will have a segment on The Detroit College Promise as follows:

November 25: 6am
November 26: 11am
November 28: 9 am

Be sure to tune in.

elpWantedWe Need Your Help!
Beginning in January, we will be making a push to register students in grades K-8. If you have siblings, other relatives or friends in a DPS school in grades Kindergarten through 12, please tell them to sign up for our program as well!  Click
here for the application or tell them to register online.


What's all the H.Y.P.E. About?

H.Y.P.E. stands for Helping Young People Excel. It is the umbrella for teen focused programs and services at the Main Detroit Public Library (DPL). DPL recognizes that teens need their own space to learn, explore, or simply hang out. They have opened a new H.Y.P.E. Center, located at the Main Library, that combines digital technology with interaction. For more information please call 313-833-4791.

H.Y.P.E.'d for Success
The DPL's vision for teen services is to provide an environment that inspires our teens to strive for and achieve their highest potential!  Below are some ongoing events that H.Y.P.E. has going on, you can also check their calendar for other fun events coming up!

Homework Help
Saturdays, Noon-2:00pm
Assistance with school work with a focus on mathematics.  Bring your assignments and practice tests to work with a tutor.

HYPE Theater Ensemble

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:45pm
A professional theater actress leads our group to a final spectacular performance in the spring.  Teens must attend weekly rehearsals.

Khary Turner Workshop
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
HYPE Teens will be afforded the opportunity to work with the Phenomenal Khary K. Turner, Writer, Educator and Musician.  Khary will coach the Teens specifically on delivery and the art of performing for an audience.  This program is designed to build confidence and inspire creativity.


New Scholarship Postedcholarships
We have added the following scholarship to our Detroit Scholarships page.

The New Metropolitan Detroit Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club:

Number of scholarships: 2 per year

Scholarship details: $1000 to an accredited college or university.

Major requirements:

● 3.0 GPA or above

● Typed essay

All applications should be submitted to Janet Jones by February 18, 2011 at

Happy Thanksgiving!