Merit Presents FATE to Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Students
In late September, the Merit team (Kuhu and I lol) traveled to the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy to present our FATE program to the entire 9th grade class at the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The FATE program (facilitated by Merit’s nonprofit arm, Give Merit) provides sufficient resources and opportunities for underserved youth to embrace education and become world-class citizens. Our goal is to ultimately expose students from an at-risk community to an institution of higher education, and motivate them by partnering with different community, university, and corporate entities to facilitate engaging and interactive workshops one Saturday a month. We will be working with a select group of twenty ninth grade students from one high school in Detroit, and they will travel to Ann Arbor and U of M one Saturday a month for the duration of their high school career – a 4-year program.
Please take a look at a short recap from our presentation day! To date, we’ve already received student applications and will be announcing that special group of twenty students over the next few weeks!