We believe every student, regardless of zip code, should have equal access to competitive academic opportunity. 

You can help.

Join us in confronting the barriers that limit the aspirations of highly motivated students from underresourced communities. Every gift is a step toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive tomorrow.

Student Impact

Thanks to you, highly-motivated students across southeastern Michigan are inspired, prepared, and equipped to realize their full academic and career potential. Your partnership creates opportunity for our scholars to gain experiential knowledge that can set them up for success and invites them into a community of mentors and peers who will support them along the way. 

“Wolverine Pathways has been a life-changing experience, to say the least. I didn’t know what to expect coming into this program. I was younger and didn’t really think about college, but being introduced to the opportunity to go to the University of Michigan changed everything. It changed my mindset and made me work harder. Overall being at Wolverine Pathways introduced me to so many opportunities that I couldn’t have figured out on my own.”

Sabrenda Braceful

Southfield, Class of 2022

“Pathways gave me structure that I needed. I needed to grow. I needed to build myself to the best that I can be. Pathways was the best for me because I could be around like-minded individuals who would also give me encouragement. I could see people who had already succeeded from U-M and it inspired me to be like them. The whole environment was perfect for nourishing me and growing me to be the man I know I can be and be beneficial to society.”

Sye-James Scott

University of Michigan, Class of 2025

Where Your Donations Go

Summer Camp

An experiential campus immersion where scholars receive in-depth, specialized instruction in areas such as engineering, film and media, coding, architecture, consulting, health sciences, earth sciences, and more.


Offered through campus and corporate collaborations, scholars engage in a paid internship opportunity that provides hands-on experience in the workplace and works to develop their professional skills, understanding, and goals.

Advanced courses

The rigor of WP instruction prepares students to anticipate the content and demands of the college classroom as well as experience the connection between academic study and a future career. These courses are designed by U-M faculty, doctoral students, and graduate students.

Transportation and Materials

Scholars are provided with everything they need to participate in all WP learning opportunities. Transportation is freely provided for field trips, college classes, to and from U-M campus, and any other facilitated event. WP ensures scholars also have access to necessary learning aids such as laptops, calculators, and notebooks.

Maximize your Impact 

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For other ways to get involved, click here: Community Partners – Wolverine Pathways | University of Michigan (