Hello! We are Give Merit - a community-based nonprofit supporting the next generation of world-changers in Detroit, MI. In the last six years we have:
- Developed FATE, a 4-year cohort-based program, helping young people in Detroit aspire, believe, and contribute. Through this program, we work to develop long-lasting relationships, expose youth to new and exciting people, places, and things, give them hands-on experiences in a variety of industries, and provide college scholarships.
- Had 100% of our first cohort graduate from high school and receive college acceptance.
- Distributed $70,000 in college scholarships.
- Renovated a 3,600 sq ft Youth Development & Workforce Training Center in Detroit where our programming takes place.
- We have 50 rising 10th and 11th graders (and 25 more 9th graders joining this fall) participating in the FATE program through their senior year!
- We are supporting 22 FATE alumni through an Alumni Engagement Program.
- We will bring on a new cohort each year, so by 2019 we will have approximately 100 high school students, and 22 college students.
We want to continue having impact, so we are raising funds for:
- Workshop meals & snacks: $125 per workshop
- Students transportation to & from workshops: $220 per bus
- Student participation cost: $400 per month
- College scholarship fund: $1,250 per year, per student
EVERYTHING helps. Thank you.