About The Founder

Oluwakemi “Kemi” Dauda

Founder & Executive Director

Hi! My name is Oluwakemi “Kemi” Dauda and I am the founder and executive director of Bringing Hope Back Home. I am a recent graduate of the University of Michigan and an alum of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. I began BHBH the summer of my freshman year of college because I wanted to provide the support that my peers and I were not fully given in high school. I noticed that many students were not aware of amazing pre college programs and scholarships offered to high school students across Michigan and the country. When college application season came around, many chose to not apply to college due to fear and lack of exposure. There was a huge pressure for all of us to have a plan for our lives after high school graduation, however many had never even stepped foot on a college campus. Applying to college is not an easy feat, especially with little to no support and exposure. BHBH aims to shine a light on the great potential of Detroit students and show them that they can succeed in higher education. We provide workshops, webinars, college planning sessions, and mentorship opportunities throughout the school year and summer. We are student focused which is why with every program with plan, we have the students’ best interest in mind. It has never been about numbers and it never will. If I can help just one student feel more comfortable and confident about the college process, then that is a win in my book.

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