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RaiseMe Hits The Road: Motor City Edition

Last week, the RaiseMe team hit the road again, this time to the Motor City! We had a great time visiting 12 schools over 5 days throughout Detroit, introducing RaiseMe to thousands of students and explaining how getting good grades could help them pay for college down the line. 

In our journey, we met future astronauts, computer engineers, neonatal nurses, law enforcement officers, FBI agents, car customization experts, english teachers, attorneys, dermatologists, judges, future pro athletes, business owners, athletics trainers, writers, musicians, and last but not least, countless educators working hard to share with their students every opportunity to help achieve their college ambitions.

Here’s why some of the high school students we met Detroit told us about why they want to go to college:

“I want to become the voice of all the people who are in need and be able to help them.”

To be a teacher because I love kids and other teachers have been a big help in my life. Love you guys!”

I want to have opportunities and success! Make that money baby!”

“I want to go to college because I’m not through learning!”

Take a look at all of our school adventures below and if you’d like us to come on a #RaiseRoadtrip through your state, let us know!


Students in Detroit public schools have already earned $2.5 million in scholarships towards tuition at over 225 colleges across the country in RaiseMe — and that number is going up with every additional achievement. Read more on how to earn micro-scholarships on RaiseMe here.

Some of the colleges in Michigan that are offering micro-scholarships on RaiseMe include:


Curious what other schools are offering micro-scholarships to high school students on RaiseMe? Sign up now.

Cecilia is the Senior Manager for Content, Community, and Brand at RaiseMe. She leads all of RaiseMe’s communications efforts and got her career start working in higher education marketing. She loves to connect with different members of RaiseMe’s community of students, educators, and parents! In her spare time, Cecilia enjoys hiking, taking road trips, and spending time by the water.

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