Tell us about yourself, who are you and what your interests are!
My name is Jada Lee and I am a Senior at West Bloomfield High School. At WBHS, I am the President of HOSA-Future Health Professionals, the Vice President of Genes In Diseases And Symptoms (GIDAS), an executive board member of Model UN, and committee chair of the High School Democrats club. I’m also co-captain of the Varsity Figure Skating Team and a member of WB’s Vocal Jazz choir Laker Express. In my free time, I enjoy teaching others to skate, taking long drives, and listening to music (preferably the same song over and over that fits the vibe). A fun fact about me is that my favorite animal is a Toucan!!
How have you felt about the college application process?
The college application process definitely left me stressed out, but even though I was stressed, I had a great support system of friends and mentors that helped me feel better. Looking back, I don’t regret any of it. I have grown a lot from this experience, and it has given me more confidence in myself and my abilities!
How has BHBH helped you during your college application process?
From college workshops to Instagram posts, BHBH has provided me with a multitude of opportunities to become better prepared for the college process. I have applied for many of the scholarships that are highlighted on the BHBH page, and having Kemi and the rest of the BHBH team as a resource has definitely alleviated a lot of my stress during the college application process.
What’s your dream job and who inspires you the most?
My dream job is to become an orthopedic surgeon! I am inspired by my peers! Seeing all of my close friends and the people around me succeed motivates me to work hard and take advantage of anything and everything!
If you could do anything you wanted for one whole day, what would you do and where would you go?
I would probably explore a new city and vlog it! I’d love to visit Greece or Peru to see Machu Picchu!!
Mental Health Resources
Huda Clinic of Detroit offers a variety of free or low-cost wellness services including mental health counseling, dental care, and primary care for underinsured or uninsured people.
Headspace provides resources intended to holistically help those suffering from mental health issues or those under stress. They have many audio clips intended to help with sleeping and also with meditation.
The Detroit Children’s Center offers help to people in the greater Detroit area. Their services include crisis support, an ADHD clinic, behavioral therapy, and general wraparound help with mental wellness.
We at BHBH know that searching for your first internship can be daunting! Be assured there are plenty of opportunities for students with passion and drive to work in areas that interest them! If you are interested in politics, local-level politicians are always seeking help in their offices, and sometimes, they even have remote positions! If you are curious about medicine, consider corresponding with professors at medical schools near you! If you show them your drive, they just might offer you a spot researching with them! These are simply a few options, but if you’d like more advice on finding internships, contact BHBH directly and we would be happy to help you search! Our team members have extensive experience finding internships in the Detroit area!
One-on-One Help Sessions
Members of the BHBH team want to help YOU! If you are interested in receiving one-on-one help from BHBH, visit these links below!
If you need help writing or editing essays for college applications/scholarships:
If you need guidance about summer programs:
If you have general questions about the college application process or any questions that you’re not sure fit into the above categories:
Quotes from March webinar:
“I loved that you took all questions and answered them while you were presenting so it could stay relevant to what you were presenting. I also loved how nice and inviting you guys were!”
“I liked how each person shared a slide on a different topic about how to prepare for college.”
After our March webinar, 100% of our attendees felt more prepared for the college application process!
Hi friends! Our upcoming April webinar will consist of a panel of college students who will be talking about their lives in college. Our webinars are always free and open for anyone to attend. This one will take place on April 13th from 5-6:30 PM EST. The registration link is: https://forms.gle/oDNk7hrwh6DJBUVb6
We will have student panelists from the following categories: First-generation student, Community college/Transfer Student, Four-year institution, Small/private college, Low-income student, Trade school, Student athlete, Out-of-state students, and Ivy-League/Ivy-adjacent. If you’re a high school senior and you attend, you will receive a BHBH green and white graduation cord! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
It’s college decision time! During the months of March and April, many high school seniors are receiving their college decisions. Whether it’s an acceptance, rejection, or postponed letter – the Bringing Hope Back Home team wants to offer you some advice.
“If you just got an acceptance letter, congratulations, I’m thrilled for you. If you get a decision that you are disappointed about, I want you to know that everything will work out in the end. As cliche as it may sound, college does not define the rest of your life. There are many opportunities available at all institutions, you just have to take advantage of them. So, take a breath and relax because you did all the hard work, it’s going to pay off eventually.” – Khushi Patel
Whether you got into the school that you wanted to or not, the decision doesn’t define you. Your kindness, passion, and tenacity will always speak the loudest. – Shamara Watkins
The school doesn’t make you, you make the school. You applied to college during one of the most difficult times in your life, that’s already an accomplishment in itself. Congratulations for working hard and being dedicated! -Kemi Dauda