2015 Impact Report (PDF)

“I participated in the Midnight Golf Program from 2006-2007 as a senior…at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School in Detroit. The program was by far, one of the most impactful in my academic career growth and maturity during high school. Thanks to the MGP, I gained numerous employment opportunities even as a young adult and much experience networking with business professionals… MGP provided access to various golf and non-golf scholarships that I applied for and attained, thereby reducing my cost of attendance at Kalamazoo College to zero… Since graduation from Kalamazoo College, I have matriculated to Wayne State University School of Medicine where I am currently a first year student discovering a new-found passion for gross anatomy and physiology… Even with a hectic class schedule, I remain a part of the MGP family, committed to seeing other young adults impacted and transformed through mentoring and the game of golf.”Amber Peden
Wayne State University School of Medicine
M.D. Candidate Class of 2016
2012-2013 Black Medical Association Year 1 Rep

“…The lessons learned, skills gained, and relationships built did not end with my tenure in the program – it is part of me today. The Midnight Golf Program exposed me to a reality of success and a tenacious mindset that has been the foundation of my academic career.” Sharde Fleming
Junior, Political Science & History Double Major
Howard UniversitySummer 2012 Study Abroad
KiSwahili Language and Culture
Pwani University
Kenya, Africa

“Midnight Golf isn’t simply a program – Midnight Golf is a family that you are bonded to for a lifetime. We help one another, we support one another, but most importantly, we love one another. Midnight Golf is a lineage that I hold dear to my heart and it is a place where I have established life-long relationships with wonderful individuals.”Kirk Welsh
Motivational Speaker & Entrepreneur
Graduating Senior
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“…I have become an avid networker, thinker, and more well-rounded person…all based on the principles taught in the Midnight Golf Program. This coming Spring Break, I’ll be heading to Campeche, Mexico with the Study Abroad program to provide community service and outreach for underprivileged youth throughout the city, as Midnight Golf did for me and hundreds of other students. I work hard everyday to make them proud and to ultimately leave an impact such as they have with me.”Leticia Gittens
Freshman, Communications Major
Michigan State University

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Midnight Golf Program Benefits

Search Institute has identified 40 specific positive experiences and qualities (developmental assets) that have a tremendous influence on young people’s lives. These 40 building blocks are thought to help youth grow to be healthy, caring and responsible adults. Midnight Golf helps build developmental assets by combining development training so that participants experience:

  • Expanded life choices
  • Improved decision – making skills
  • Fewer negative environmental impact of family life, including crime, teen pregnancy and unemployment
  • Increased self sufficiency
  • Improved job readiness skills
  • Stronger critical thinking skills
  • Improved social skills
  • Positive peer relationships
  • Education enrichment opportunities (GED, community colleges and universities)
  • Knowledge and competency of golf fundamentals
  • Improved physical fitness

Colleges and Universities where Midnight Golf participants have been admitted:

Alabama A&M University
Albion College
Alma College
American Intercontinental University
Benedict College
Bethune-Cookman University
Bizdom (Entrepreneur Training Program)
Bowling Green State University
Brown University
Calvin College
Cameron University
Central Michigan University
Central State University
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
Clemson University
Cleveland School of Arts
College for Creative Studies
Cooley Law School (Western Michigan Law School)
Davenport University
Davidson University
DePaul University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Florida A&M University
Georgetown University
Grand Valley State University
Hampton University
Henry Ford Community College
Howard University
International Academy of Design & Technology
Johns Hopkins University
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kent State University
Kentucky State University
Kettering University
Lawrence Tech University
Marygrove College
Michigan State University
Michigan Tech University
Morehouse College
Morgan State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
Northern Michigan University
Northwestern Michigan College
Northwood University
Oakland Community College
Oakland University
Oberlin College
Ohio Valley University
Paul Quinn College
Peking University (China)
Prairie View A&M University
Purdue University
Saginaw Valley State University
Savannah State University
Schoolcraft College
Shaw University
Siena Heights University
Southern University
Spelman College
Spring Arbor University
Stanford University
Talladega College
Tennessee State University
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama
University of Detroit
University of Evansville
University of Jamestown
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Michigan
University of Missouri
University of Pittsburgh
University of West Virginia
Virginia State University
Virginia Tech
Washington University
Wayne County Community College
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University
Wheeling Jesuit University
Wilberforce University
Xavier University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Youngstown University

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