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Words from our Founding Director

Jacqueline Wilson

The Summer Blues

June 2017

When summer comes to mind, we think of all things beachy and happy.  As we lay out getting sun-kissed, go for a dip in the pool to cool off, and prepare for an outdoor cookout with friends, we don’t often think about what it must be like for a homeless student during the summer months. We fail to realize that people just like us are going without a clean drink of water or relief from the scorching sun and soaring temperatures.

The Wayne State University HIGH Program is their last stop, and in many cases their only stop. During these times, homeless students need help, immediately. Many are homeless or on the verge of homelessness, doing everything in their power to change their living situation, yet coming up empty-handed time and time again.

The world can be a scary place, we often forget that, too. It is not a place of light, growth, and happiness for a person struggling day in and day out on the lowest end of the totem pole, but rather a place of severe uncertainty and darkness.

With you at our side, HIGH takes on the crisis of student homelessness in Detroit, providing everything from basic needs such as food and clothing, to tuition relief, a family of support, and a happy home.

You are their relief from the heat this summer.

Thank you.
Jacqueline Wilson