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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Six innovative ideas to support Detroit’s young men of color receive $50,000 each to launch

by: Natalie Fotias | Sep. 27th, 2016 On Tuesday, September 27, six teams were awarded $50,000 each to launch programs serving young men of color in Detroit. The teams were among 20 finalists of the My Brother’s Keeper Detroit Innovation Challenge, a $500,000 initiative organized by this Skillman Foundation and Campaign for Black Male Achievement to improve life outcomes […]

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20 Ideas to Impact the Lives of Young Men of Color

by: Natalie Fotias | Sep. 22nd, 2016 This spring, the Skillman Foundation and Campaign for Black Male Achievement called upon community members to put forth their ideas to increase opportunities for black and brown boys. This call for ideas, the MBKDetroit Innovation Challenge, drew close to 500 submissions. Applications were narrowed down by nearly 50 judges, which included young men of color, […]

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Detroit youth talk about what it’s like to grow up in the city

by: Siobhan O’Laoire | Sep. 12th, 2016 This summer, we talked with Detroit youth to hear about their experiences of growing up in the city, and their perspectives on the current needs and challenges facing youth today. We visited parks and community centers in five different Detroit neighborhoods, speaking with a diverse mix of youth. […]

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Parents, youth and staff team up to improve after-school programs

by: Sara Plachta Elliott | Sep. 9th, 2016 When it comes to after-school program attendance, we like to say “youth vote with their feet.” Unlike school, youth usually attend after-school programs voluntarily, or their parents encourage them to go. If a program’s quality is no good, youth often walk away. Staff and volunteers are left […]

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