You recently learned what the HIGH Program is all about, but did you know about the incident that sparked Mrs. Wilson’s mission to help out homeless students at Wayne State?
Find out about that incident here!
Needless to say, the HIGH Program is still going strong and Mrs. Wilson still has the drive to continue to help out students in unfortunate circumstances right here on this campus!
The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program began in 2013 with a goal to help homeless, precariously housed and financially challenged students to persist in their goal to earn a degree from Wayne State University. Some students at Wayne State are homeless, some are precariously housed, and some must choose between paying school bills and paying for other necessities. These students may be reluctant to seek help, may lack family and community support and may face low expectations. Sometimes a helping hand, a few dollars, or consistent housing can mean the difference between earning a college degree and dropping out. Wayne State University’s first lady, Jacqueline Wilson, established the HIGH Program so that students do not have to choose between financing basic necessities and earning a degree.
This is what students have said about the HIGH Program:
We kindly ask for your help in order for us to continue assisting students!
Why should you help?
Students at Wayne State are working hard for a successful life. Regardless of the hardships some may face, they are determined to graduate and contribute to the world. Through the HIGH Program, you have an opportunity to transform lives.
If you would like to become a volunteer, you can sign up here.
If you would like to donate to the program, you can do so here.