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Mar 5 / Frank Addo

#tbt: Ice Cream Social!

After our first Bake Sale, we had another successful fundraiser a week later. We were able to raise $790 on July 15, 2014 for our Ice Cream Social!

Again, we appreciate everyone who showed their support for the HIGH Program!

More pictures of the events are on our Flickr page and Instagram account.

Mar 5 / Frank Addo

#tbt: President Wilson, others support our first Bake Sale!

Our first ever Bake Sale took place in State Hall on July 8th, 2014. We were able to raise $900!

President Wilson and many others stopped by to buy some delicious treats and make donations!

We appreciate everyone who showed their support!

More pictures of the events are on our Flickr page and Instagram account.



Feb 22 / Frank Addo

The Origins of the HIGH Program

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!


Feb 22 / Frank Addo

Follow Us!

The HIGH Program is active on various social media sites, so don’t be afraid to follow us in order to stay updated!

As always, more information is available on our website.
Feb 9 / Frank Addo

HIGH Program News!

The HIGH Program would like to congratulate its founder and Wayne State’s First Lady, Mrs. Jaqueline Wilson, for being named a Woman of Exellence by the Michigan Chronicle!

In addition to that, Mrs. Wilson and the President of Research and Social Media for the HIGH Program, Alice Ogadima, recently appeared on Comcast Newsmakers Extended. Check out the video below to hear them passionately speak about the program’s mission!



Follow us on our social media sites for more updates!



Feb 9 / Frank Addo

What is the HIGH Program?

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:

“It means so much to know that there are people doing what they can to assist me in completing my educational goals.”

“I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, without your help I probably would have given up!”

“There will always be life struggles and obstacles but the High program is one that you can count on.”


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.