Alumni Monthly Newsletter

January 2018

You can do anything, but not everything.”
-David Allen

Happy New Year!!! What a ride 2017 has been, but here we are in 2018 and you get to define what this year is like for you! A new year is a symbolic new beginning, but it can also be a real new beginning full of new opportunities. At the end of 2017, some amazing alumni came for three days of panels and imparted their knowledge on current JRLA scholars. Here’s some things I wanted to share with all of you, that I think we each need a reminder of: “Remember your purpose and your passion, and let that drive you... Work on your discipline... Know yourself...  If I’m paying $20,000, then I’m asking 20,000 questions... Speak for what YOU need... Sacrifices must be made...  Nothing changes, if nothing changes…” Remember these things, as you set your goals for yourself this year.

If you’re concerned about your future, your life at this moment, or have any questions, concerns, or want to create a plan for the future, please reach out.

You are always part of the JRLA family,
Ms. Grow


$100 to AMAZON for Classes of 2016 and 2017- The Berman Foundation is offering thirty-five $100 scholarships to JRLA alumni from the class of 2016 and 2017 for each semester in college. To get the scholarship, complete the items below!

$100 for Class of 2015- I will be offering a raffle of where you can win $100 Amazon gift card to help purchase your books for 5 Enrolled Alumni. For each of the items in the box above, you will get your name entered into the raffle. 


Turn in Fall 2017 Grades

Turn in Winter 2018 Class Schedule

Complete “2018-19 FAFSA Confirmation” and forward confirmation

Complete Mid-Year Survey


Alumni Spotlight- January 2018:
The alumni spotlight this month highlights one of our alumni who has really found his stride in his second year, Will Powers! Will is studying sociology at Albion College. He has been very consistent in terms of academics, but really worked hard for an even better GPA this semester. He has been working for the Campus Programs and Organizations office for about a year now and loves it. He has been involved in Intervarsity and was even able to attend a conference in East Lansing. He says it was an awesome experience to meet people from all over the state. He is still working on getting involved in more programs to broaden his college experience. Keep pushing, Will!


Resource Plug- January 2018:
Detroit Pal Career Pathways- The Detroit PAL Workforce Development Program is intended to provide intensive training, leading to workforce development opportunities at Detroit PAL’s new headquarters and beyond. If interested in exploring the opportunity, potentially as an over the summer job or career pathway, go to this website to explore what’s available.