Volunteer Opportunity for UM Students with Detroit Youth

Give Merit is a Detroit-based nonprofit serving high school students that seeks to enhance and extend educational opportunities to Detroit youth through innovative enrichment and mentorship activity. Give Merit are looking for additional mentors to volunteer with our FATE Program during the 2022-2023 academic year.

is a four-year, cohort-based program for high school students in Detroit who attend the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Its mission is to provide resources and opportunities for Detroit youth to embrace education and become world-class citizens, with a goal to motivate each student to graduate high school and attend college.

The four-year cohort-based program provides innovative programming which blends project-based learning, character development, career exposure, and mentorship into a co-curricular experience emphasizing the value of education and the role it plays in providing access to achieving long term career and personal goals. 

Mentors help facilitate workshop activities where students learn skills in business, entrepreneurship, marketing, and design-thinking while also supporting their mentees as they develop personally and professionally. The curriculum is complemented by ongoing soft-skill building activities and regular excursion workshops with community partners such as Zingerman’s, Google, Carhartt, and Plante Moran. 

Check out this video to learn more about the FATE Program! 

If you are interested in mentoring for the FATE Program during the 2022-2023 academic year, email Give Merit’s Program Success Director, Rachel Mazzaro, at rmazzaro@meritgoodness.com for more information!