Tuskegee Airmen National Museum in Detroit inspiring kids to pursue aerospace engineering and aviation careers
These pilots volunteered their time, planes and fuel to take dozens of kids up in the air. Tuskegee Airmen National Museum hopes it will inspire kids to pursue careers in aerospace engineering and aviation.
AFC Ann Arbor, local organizations launch new community youth program in Ypsilanti
Association Football Club Ann Arbor and Washtenaw My Brother’s Keeper, in partnership with the Hart & Tay Train Foundation, the Rob Murphy Foundation and the Mighty Oak Project, have launched a new community youth program called CLR Academy.
Detroit Youth Choir aims to inspire change with song
DETROIT Members of the Detroit Youth Choir are using their voices to let the community know they support the Black Lives Matter movement. The Detroit Youth Choir put their own twist on it and involved 40 of its members. Really, it was an opportunity to give them a platform to express themselves and to give their voice in a really positive way, and one of unity, but one that will hopefully fuel momentum behind this really, really important matter, Wilson said. I think DYC has the opportunity to be a voice of hope, said Daniel Valentine of the Detroit Youth Choir. Proceeds will support the Detroit Youth Choir with DYC committing to donate a portion of any proceeds towards Black Lives Matter initiatives.
How these Detroit police officers work to keep kids off streets with hip-hop
They patrol the streets by day, but in their free time theyre inside a local dance studio teaching kids dance, hoping to keep them off the streets. At just 7 years old, little Azariah is learning the ins and outs of hip-hop dance. Instead of giving them tickets we get to know them more."It's beneficial because it's bringing hip-hop to Detroit and kids love to dance you know?" But Detroit Culture Company Inc. is still hard at work cleaning up the city, educating the youth about Juneteenth and even hosting a socially distanced food giveaway train. For more information on Detroit Culture Company and if youd like to get involved, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/DCC313/For more Your Neighborhood stories, go here.
Detroit brothers address racism, inspire positive change through mentoring youth
We believe that as you mature -- in your lifestyle, as a person -- your wardrobe should match that, Dekoven Humes said. The Humes brothers recognize in some situations, though, no matter what you wear, those who harbor hatred still wont respect you. The brothers are encouraging people of all races to consider how they can also create positive change and address the nations inherited issue of racism. What are we going to do to make the change on something that we all inherited? said Dekoven Humes. The Humes Brothers said its important to have those tough conversations, not with just your friends and family members, but with your coworkers.
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation accepting applications for Youth Council
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for 10 new members of its Youth Council. Made of 25 members, the youth council helps to distribute $80,000 in grants to youth-focused programs, services and projects in Washtenaw County. Youth Council members assist in the implementation of a needs-assessments every three years to reassess the changing needs of youth within the county. In 2020, $78,000 worth of AAACF Youth Council grants were refocused towards operating support for nonprofits and residents faced with impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1989, the AAACF Youth Council has had over 266 members who have awarded over $2 million in grants, assessed the needs of Washtenaw County youth and have ensured that young people in the county have representation.