Skillman Foundation Seeks To Change The Odds for Detroit’s Youth To Achieve Their Highest Aspirations
Southfield (CW50) – Detroit is a city whose community has worked tirelessly to improve its educational systems, for many years. The Skillman Foundation has been the voice for the children of Detroit for more than 50 years, with a focus on strengthening the city’s K-12 education, after-school programs, and college pathways. Skillman Foundation’s focus is not on helping children beat the odds; rather they seek to change the odds for Detroit kids, by giving them the support and opportunities they need to achieve their highest aspirations. Through their investment in K-12 learning, Skillman Foundation uses the common indicator of third-grade literacy because it is an academic milestone, at which point children should advance from learning to read, to reading to learn. The foundation doesn’t just work to improve the academic standing of Detroit’s kids, but looks to improve their skills through out-of-school learning opportunities in the community.detroit.cbslocal.com
The Detroit organization helping kids discover their brilliant selves
There is an organization here in Detroit that is working in neighborhoods to help local kids discover their brilliant selves. Brilliant Detroit works with local youths to help better their education and opportunities. Mitch Albom profiled the organization back in 2018 for his Heart of Detroit Series. It is now in 13 neighborhoods in the Detroit area and that feat is in no small part due to Cindy Eggleton, the founder of Brilliant Detroit. In the video above, Eggleton spoke to Tati Amare about her organization’s growth and their mission to make sure a zip code does not determine a child’s success.
Brilliant Detroit: A home for children, families in need
One local woman is creating a home for children and families in need. A home on a block in Detroit where inside you can find the help you need for your family. Eggleton founded the non-profit organization about four years ago with a goal to help children succeed from birth to eight years old. They make sure that families and children have everything they need in education, health and family support. Brilliant is both and that’s why it’s working.”If you’d like more information on Brilliant Detroit, please visit: https://brilliantdetroit.org/More: Your Neighborhood