Every year, the United Way Club, leads, organizes, and fundraises $20,000 to take 45 middle school girls from inner-city Detroit to Washington, DC cost-free to visit monuments, museums, and meet with government officials to promote women’s empowerment and the pursuit of higher education. We have successfully planned, executed, and fundraised $40,000 for trips during summer 2018 and 2019 a significantly positive impact.
Please see MLive News's article about this program.
Girls came back with new confidence to pursue their dreams and succeed with hard work and perseverance
They understand that higher education has the power to elevate them out of poverty
These student leaders will use what they have learned to improve their communities
Notable Reflections and Quotations
“I learned that if you put your mind to it, you can do anything.”
“There’s so much to accomplish in this world. […] I can overcome and succeed in my goals.”
“When I arrive in Detroit, I am going to be a leader, inspire people to follow in my steps, and show people never to give up their dreams.”
“I am taking so much with me, and I’m never going to forget this experience.”