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What You're Supporting

All money raised through Give Merit's We Believe Campaign will go directly toward college tuition for our FATE students. They've done the work, let's help make college a reality. Once our scholarship promise is fulfilled ($5,000 per student), any additional funds will allow us to continue to have great impact in the City of Detroit. That means, more workshops, more mentorship, more high school graduates, more college graduates, and more world-class citizens.

About Give Merit's FATE Program

Give Merit exists to enhance and extend educational opportunities to underserved youth through innovative enrichment and mentorship activities. Our primary program, FATE, is a 4-year, cohort-based program currently entering its 4th year with twenty 12th grade students primarily from Detroit's Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. We began working with these students in 2012 as 9th graders, and will continue with them through their high school graduation in June 2016.


FATE's mission is to provide sufficient resources and opportunities for underserved youth to embrace education and become world- class citizens. Its goal is to motivate each student to graduate high school and attend college through exposure to a college campus (the University of Michigan) and highly interactive and engaging workshops with partners such as Google, Zingerman's, Menlo Innovations, and Plante Moran.

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General Donations

Amount Raised:

$5,480

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TEAM JAM

Amount Raised:

$5,150

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Team Kuhu

Amount Raised:

$5,200

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Support the Fate Program!

Amount Raised:

$2,040

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Team David

Amount Raised:

$1,827

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Leadership Detroit XXXV

Amount Raised:

$1,660

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Team Emily

Amount Raised:

$1,120

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Sarah Berkman

Amount Raised:

$1,000

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Team Beckie for FATE

Amount Raised:

$600

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Team Judge

Amount Raised:

$250

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Emphani Aldridge

Amount Raised:

$130

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FATE - Kevin

Amount Raised:

$130

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Team Julie

Amount Raised:

$1,035

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Team Rhani

Amount Raised:

$75

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Victoria Powers

Amount Raised:

$10

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Team Ashley

Amount Raised:

$0