Summer Workshops

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2022 Summer Workshop Series! Stay tuned for our 2023 Workshop Week!

Our Workshops include

Hands on Activities

Students are alloted time to work on their college applications, essays, and resumés with the ability to get direct feedback and help from advisors.

Informational Presentations

Over the course of the workshop, informational presentations on college readiness tips, effective ways for studying for the SATs, essay writing, financial aid, college applications, and much more are shown.

Q&A Panel

Students are given the opportunity to ask any and all questions about the college transition process to current college students.

Connections With Other Students

Our workshop is filled with students who have a passion to receive higher education. We encourage students to communicate and bond with each other to make lasting connections.


 “As a former DPS student, I genuinely did not feel at ease with the idea of going to college. I was not offered the same resources and did not receive the same high-level education students from other counties and states received. And I didn’t know how I could afford to go to my dream schools, like the University of Michigan. Fortunately, a light shined through this darkness. What better way is there to prepare for college than to talk and receive advice from someone who has experienced college life and college academics first-hand? Kemi’s non-profit, “Bringing Hope Back Home” performed miracles for me: I became acquainted with numerous scholarship opportunities I didn’t know I was eligible for, I received suggestions for my personal statement, and more importantly, advice on how to handle a life-changing event, like going to college. I can happily say I am a full-ride student at the University of Michigan, and BHBH played a definitive role in helping me achieve this accomplishment!”

Hafizur Rahman, University of Michigan 

“I truly enjoyed being part of BHBH last year. The workshops were amazing and helpful, and I can’t thank Kemi enough for bringing hope back to BCHS. Kemi knew precisely what important topics to cover in the four-day workshops. I found resume building super helpful. In my experiences with other groups, I have seen very few organizers keep in touch with participants like Kemi has. Both Kemi and BHBH are awesome! I would highly recommend this organization to any high school student, whether they are struggling with college apps, wishing they had someone to look over their essays, or just simply learn about college experiences from college students. I loved it and I don’t think anyone wouldn’t

Mahbuba Sumiya, Dr. Benjamin Carson High School

“The activities were really helpful in giving me an idea on how to start writing application essays and it is nice that we have a new source to ask to edit essays.” – Anonymous

“I liked how it provided an opportunity to get a scholarship and how the activities were engaging and fun.” – Anonymous

“I loved everything about the workshop. SAT is something that causes a lot of stress and anxiety for me but this workshop made me feel a bit more confident.” – Anonymous

“I appreciate this organization and Kemi so much for helping feel better about myself and the college process and even high school. I’m glad I chose to attend these workshops. It was great to hear from someone who attended the same school and someone I could relate to so well.” – Anonymous

2023 Workshop Series Coming Soon!

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