17 high school students wear red headbands and shirts that read "Sterling Heights Clubhouse" as they pose in their school gymnasium with a child. The group holds an oversized check for $27,060 dollars made out to Make-A-Wish Michigan.

Sterling Heights High School raises critical funds during Wish Week 

Students roared with approval when wish kid Robbie danced along to the Sterling Heights High School's marching band drumline during the pep assembly that culminated the school's inaugural Wish Week. The students raised more than $27,000 to benefit Make-A-Wish® Michigan in 2019.

"Our principal talked to the entire senior class after the event, letting us know that we left a legacy that day and knowing that is something we are all proud of," senior Alex Elia said.

Robbie, a 10-year-old Sterling Heights native, beamed with joy when the school revealed their fundraising totals at the student pep rally.

Schools can fundraise any amount to help grant life-changing wishes for Michigan kids with critical illnesses. Engaging in a wish gives students the chance to be personally invested in helping a local child see their wish come true.

Partnering with Make-A-Wish and raising [that money] was by far not only the most humbling experience but, as a leadership class, it is something we will never forget.
Alex Elia
Senior, Sterling Heights High School

The Kids For Wish Kids program engages students, schools and youth organizations in philanthropy and service activities in partnership with Make-A-Wish® Michigan.