athologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise
April 2011


Seniors, we need you to finish your paperwork as soon as possible and send it to us! If you have already done so, you should have received an email from us, letting you know your paperwork is complete.


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Seniors, We Need The Following From You! 


For those students who have completed the FAFSA form, remember we need the following from you in order to receive a scholarship:


Your financial aid package letter 

Once you have been accepted by a college, they will send you a financial aid package which indicates what grants you will receive.  You need to send this information to us.  Our fax number is 248-646-3119, you can mail it to us at the address below, or you can email it to us at


The Detroit College Promise Acceptance Form 

When you have decided on what college or university to attend, complete the Detroit College Promise scholarship acceptance form (click here), and mail, fax or email both the scholarship acceptance form AND the financial aid package from the college you will be attending to us. We also need a recent transcript showing that you are attending a DPS school. 


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Help Your School Reach The Top Of The List In May! 

The race to the top has begun. We want all DPS K-8 students to help move their school to the top of the list in registrations! Our goal is to register all DPS K-8 students.  Students can sign up online by visiting, then click on Student Login in the upper right hand corner, then click on New Student Signup towards the bottom, then fill in the form, then click Save.  Students can also complete our one page application at  If you don't have an email address, simply enter "none." You can create a user ID by using your first and last name.  

We have now signed up over 2900 current K-8 students.  The totals for schools that have registered at least 25 students as of 4/18/2011 are:



Durfee Elementary School


DSA-Duke Ellington


Earhart Middle School


Dixon Elementary School


Carver Elementary School


Garvey Academy


Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Middle School


Beckham, William J. Academy


MacDowell Elementary School


Foreign Language Immersion


Ludington Magnet Middle School


Sampson Academy


Schulze Elementary School


Cooke Elementary School


Phoenix Elementary


Brown, Ronald Academy


Gompers Elementary School


Note: we are constantly receiving applications from schools.  All new totals will appear in the next newsletter.

Congratulations to Durfee, DSA-Duke Ellington, Earhart, Dixon, and Carver for registering over 200 students to date. Keep up the good work! 



FREE Job Training In The Green Economy!

Detroit GreenWorks Solutions (DGWS) is a collaboration of nonprofit organizations who are dedicated to fulfilling the training and employment needs in various green industries in the Detroit area.

Through DGWS, community residents in southwest Detroit will receive employment training and opportunities in the rapidly growing green industries sectors, such as weatherization, deconstruction, landscaping and forestry. The program works by being placed in a FREE training program that lasts for 10 - 12 weeks. After that you receive certification to work in a green industry! For more information about the program click here.  



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Enrich Your Summer With The Boys and Girls Club

Summer programs are popular at The Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan. They offer several programs throughout the year but in the summer they offer youth enrichment activities.

Youth Enrichment Activities (YEA) is offered to youth ages 6 to 18 (grades 1 to 12) during the10-week summer program. This 2.5-hour per day program is offered Monday through Friday (7:30 to 10:00 a.m.) for school-aged children during the summer months, as a complement to B&GCSM's regular summer programs. 



Youth Enrichment Activities (YEA)



For most students, summer represents a three-month vacation from learning. As a result, too many young people lose valuable academic ground over the course of their school vacation.

By participating in the YEA program, young people can maintain the knowledge and skills they gain in the classroom through the summer months. The program utilizes educational activities that utilize a more self-directed approach than what kids experience during the regular school day so that their interest in the program is sustained. The YEA program promotes self-directed learning by using programs and activities aimed at increasing students' long-term motivation for learning.

Some of the educational exercises that take place during the YEA program include:

  • Writing activities, such as keeping a journal, and writing letters to friends and pen pals.
  • Leisure reading, including newspapers, magazines, and age-appropriate books.
  • Group discussions on such topics as current events, careers, health and fitness.
  • Games that utilize mathematical skills, such as Math Jeopardy.
  • Utilizing educational software to produce newsletters, creative stories, role-playing skits and other creative projects.
  • Other high-yield learning activities, such as playing games that involve cognitive skills (i.e., Scrabble, Cranium)

For more information or to sign up for these programs click here, or call (248) 473-1400.



College Is Possible: Connecting To Your Dreams


There will be a FREE teen conference for foster youth and adult caregivers/mentors.  This is a

one-day conference for foster youth between the ages of 14 and 21, and their foster parents or caregivers.  Teens and foster parents will start and end the day together, but will enjoy separate sessions at the conference.  

This conference aims to inspire young people living in foster care to plan for college in their futures. Foster parents will learn ways to encourage and support foster youth to stay focused on educational goals. All session presenters are former foster youth who are now enrolled in college. Foster Youth in college will speak about their experiences transitioning from foster care to college, and what it takes to become a successful in life after foster care.  Lunch is included. This event may qualify for training credit for foster parents and foster care staff.  The conference takes place SATURDAY MAY 21, 2011 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM. Go to to register and for more details.



Questions. Call the Seita Scholars Program at 269-387-8362.


CT LogoRegister for the ACT

This is your last chance to register for the ACT. The last dates to register are below.


 Test Date                                    Registration Deadline                 (Late Fee Required)

June 11, 2011

      May 6, 2011

May 7 - 20, 2011





McDonald's Books & Backpacks 



The Detroit Public Library and McDonald's have teamed up to fight illiteracy in the community with an exciting new program called McDonald's Books and Backpacks.  Reading is fun all summer long and at the Detroit Public Library, the fun is just beginning!  This summer the Detroit Public Library is encouraging grade school students to visit the library to pick up a McDonald's bookmark, and each time the child visits the library to check out books, the bookmark is stamped by the librarian.  Once the bookmark is fully stamped, the child can then take the bookmark to a neighborhood McDonald's for a Happy Meal or Mighty Kids Meal compliments of McDonald's!

Sounds great?  Well that's not all!

Enter for your chance to win a McDonald's Backpack and a $20 Borders Gift Card just for checking out books at the Detroit Public Library. Ask the librarian for more information and an entry form for your chance to win. Info can be found at any Detroit Public Library location, or call 313-481-1361.



Contact Us:

The Detroit College Promise
30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

Telephone: (248) 646-3269
Fax: (248) 646-3119



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