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"The best thing about FATE is the places we go and my mentor."

Favorite Food
Chicken Alfredo

Role Model

Best thing about Detroit  
How we all come together to support each other
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A Fashion Mogul and a Model. I want to own my own business and recruit others. Basically, I want to do a lot and there's no limit to what I can do!

- Tottianna



"The best thing about FATE is the meaning of it. I like what it stands for, because the kids who graduate are going to be successful."

Favorite Food
BBQ Ribs

Role Model
Tyler Perry

Best thing about Detroit  
Detroit sports - Go Lions!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Movie Director

- Shamon



"The best thing about FATE is coming down to the workshops."

Favorite Food
Bacon Cheeseburger

Role Model
My dad. He's a hardworking person who I love and trust, and he buys me things that I want.

Best thing about Detroit  
History of Motown and its music. Also, the motor city and all the automotive history.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Fantasy Writer

- Mitchell



"The best thing about FATE is that we get to do a ton of things and meet all the mentors."

Favorite Food

Role Model
Matthew Morrison because he is handsome, a brilliant leader, has great energy, and is a singer.

Best thing about Detroit  
It's really big and has a lot of buildings. Get to go a lot of places, like Comerica Park.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Movie Producer (Anime)

- Cyan



"The best thing about FATE is that it's like a family. It feels like home."

Favorite Food
Pepperoni or Pineapple Pizza

Role Model

Best thing about Detroit  
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a Doctor and a Singer/Dancer.

- Jiyah



"The best thing about FATE is the family atmosphere; being able to be ourselves."

Favorite Food
Pizza & Tacos

Role Model

Best thing about Detroit  
The Riverwalk
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Professional Dancer with my own dance company and/or a Lawyer. I love to perform and I love everything about criminal justice.

- LeAuna


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