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Words from our Founding Director

Jacqueline Wilson

April Unease Turns to May Degrees

April 2017

We all know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” A positive phrase that captures the essence of spring: the idea that ‘showers’ in the form of trials and tribulations, depression and anxiety, give way to ‘flowers,’ happiness, new life, and liberation. There is one common theme here: hope. At the Wayne State University Helping Individuals Go Higher Program, our hope exists because of you.

Spring always reminds me of why I first implemented this program: to give hope to the hopeless. The students our efforts have helped over the years are excelling. Once homeless, desperate, hungry and hurting, these students are now graduated, earning a living in the work force, providing for their families, and giving back to the community. These were once individuals who had every reason to drop out of college and every excuse to throw in the towel for good.  Instead, with your help, they rose above. They succeeded. They earned their degree.

The need for help is greater now than ever. Each day HIGH receives countless applications for disadvantaged, suffering students who simply need our help. They don’t want to sleep in their cars another night, go without food for another day, or see their families struggle for one more minute.

These individuals desperately need help. They desperately need you. Help create the change they deserve.

Thank you.
Jacqueline Wilson