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Midnight Golf Program

  • Midnight Golf Program
  • 30100 Telegraph
    Suite 404
  • Bingham Farms, MI 48025
  • 248-792-9438
  • 2001
  • David Gamlin
  • Vice President and Program Director
  • 248-792-9438

Program Description

The Midnight Golf Program (MGP) is a 30 week empowerment and mentoring experience that teaches character education including financial literacy, college preparation, community activism, as well as, learning to play golf. It is a program that makes a positive impact in the lives of the participants.

Midnight Golf Program Overview

  • Meets twice weekly -- Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Marygrove College in Detroit
  • Life Skills are taught by business, human service and education professionals
  • Golf is taught by PGA of America professionals
  • Adults from all walks of life, generations and experience, volunteer their time to serve as mentors for the participants
  • Nearly 800 participants were admitted or graduated from 90 different colleges and universities
    • Since 2001, more than 1000 young people joined the Midnight Golf Program, and more than 800 completed the 30 week learning experience with nearly all of them earning admittance to or graduating from 90 different colleges and universities. There are currently 132 participants in Detroit, Michigan. Through this training the participants learn how to become empowered, socially responsible young adults prepared to maximize their potential, while appreciating the game of golf. Upon completion of the program most students enter college and are paired with a mentor that then follows the students throughout their college career.

      Participants must be 17 years of age by December 31st of the start of a new program year. All participants complete an application and participant in an interview process. Following the interviews, a select group of participants are then selected to receive an invitation to participate.

      Program participants are required to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the Midnight Golf Program. Program participants are required to use respectful and appropriate language when addressing adults/mentors, visitors and each other. Program participants are expected to behave in a respectful manner and will be treated with respect and courtesy at all times.

      Services Provided

      • Arts and cultural
      • College admissions guidance and counseling
      • College transition and retention support
      • Community service/service hours
      • Mentoring
      • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


    Race & Ethnicity

    • Hispanic/Latino: 1%
    • African American: 99%

    Education Level and
    Number of Students

    • High School: 139
    • Middle School: 0
    • Elementary School: 0
    • Post-secondary: 0
    • Non-traditional: 0

    Populations Served

    • Academically At-risk
    • Academically High-performing


    • Between 50% and 75%

    Colleges Attended
    by Alumni

    • Alabama A & M University
    • Albion College
    • Alma College
    • American InterContinental University
    • Benedict College
    • Bethune-Cookman University
    • Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
    • Brown University
    • Calvin College
    • Cameron University
    • Central Michigan University
    • Central State University
    • Claflin University
    • Clark Atlanta University
    • Clemson University
    • College for Creative Studies
    • Davenport University
    • Davidson College
    • DePaul University
    • Eastern Michigan University
    • Ferris State University
    • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    • Georgetown University
    • Grand Valley State University
    • Hampton University
    • Henry Ford College
    • Howard University
    • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • Kalamazoo College
    • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
    • Kent State University at Kent
    • Kentucky State University
    • Kettering University
    • Lawrence Technological University
    • Marygrove College
    • Michigan State University
    • Michigan Technological University
    • Morehouse College
    • Morgan State University
    • North Carolina A & T State University
    • North Carolina Central University
    • Northern Michigan University
    • Northwestern Michigan College
    • Northwood University-Michigan
    • Oakland Community College
    • Oakland University
    • Oberlin College
    • Ohio Valley University
    • Paul Quinn College
    • Prairie View A & M University
    • Saginaw Valley State University
    • Savannah State University
    • Schoolcraft College
    • Shaw University
    • Siena Heights University
    • Southern University and A & M College
    • Spelman College
    • Spring Arbor University
    • Stanford University
    • Talladega College
    • Tennessee State University
    • The University of Alabama
    • Tuskegee University
    • University of Detroit Mercy
    • University of Evansville
    • University of Jamestown
    • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    • University of Missouri-Columbia
    • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
    • Virginia State University
    • Virginia Tech
    • Washington University in St Louis
    • Wayne County Community College District
    • Wayne State University
    • Western Michigan University
    • Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    • Wheeling Jesuit University
    • Wilberforce University
    • Xavier University
    • Xavier University of Louisiana
    • Youngstown State University

    Matriculation & Completion

    • 4-yr College Graduation: 70%