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Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) Program at Wayne State University

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The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) program aims to provide essential resources for Wayne State University students who are precariously housed or financially challenged due to situations beyond their control. Eligible students may receive support for housing, textbooks, school supplies, clothing, transportation and child-care assistance. Together, we will help our fellow students not only meet essential daily needs, but reach their goal of graduating from Wayne State University.

As a volunteer, your dedication will not only help these individuals and families meet essential daily needs, but will help transform lives. Committed and enthusiastic volunteers may work building partnerships with campus or community organizations, building student and communtiy awareness of the HIGH Program, designing and implementing marketing programs, planning and creating video and print campaigns, creating print and video materials for fund raising campaigns, develop and maintain databases of HIGH Program donors and campus and community organziations with interest in our program, staff campus activities to promote the HIGH Program, maintain volunteer opportunities listings on public volunteer recruitment websites, staff phone bank for fund raising for the HIGH Program, provide office assistance for public relations and fund raising efforts and technical support for website and social media sites.

Please visit our main website, and follow us on other social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Tumblr to see about what we are doing.

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About Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) Program at Wayne State University


Wayne State University, Beecher House, 5475 Woodward Ave., Detroirt, MI 48202, US

Mission Statement

The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program at Wayne State University works to ensure that no student has to abandon the dream of earning a degree at the university due solely to housing or financial challenges.


The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program assists students in good academic standing and currently registered, who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless and who have exhaustedal all regular sources of financial or other aid. Students may receive direct assistance for housing, tuition, books and supplies, transportation, in addition to referral to other campus or community resources. The non-profit HIGH Program raises funds from WSU faculty, staff, alumni, and the broader Detroit and Southeast Michigan communities and aims to help 50 students a year.

Volunteers from the university and community provide time and expertise to develop and maintain ongoing programs on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Tumbler), planning, scripting, shooting and editing audiovisual materials for marketing, public relations and fundraisimg projects, building and managing electronic databases, helping with ongoing office tasks, and public awareness programs on campus and in Detroit.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing


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Wayne State UniversityBeecher House5475 Woodward Ave.Detroit, MI 48202



  • Photography
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Program Management
  • Fundraising
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Social Media / Blogging


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask and encourage that volunteers commit to at least 8 months of service, 4-6 hours per day
  • Please fill out our volunteer application

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