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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Afterschool Program Database for Metro Detroit Youth Launches

by: The Skillman Foundation | Nov. 13th, 2019 A new online resource for youth and families is designed to help find meaningful afterschool programs to support the growth and development of Metro Detroit youth. Discover Your Spark, launched by the Youth Development Resource Center (YDRC), is a comprehensive database of aftershool programming in Wayne, Oakland, […]

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Too Many Kids, Not Enough Space

by: Elicenda Garza | Nov. 13th, 2019 This post originally appeared on Our Kids Detroit Students’ Blog, supported by The Skillman Foundation. Read the original post here. Last year, my youth group, 482Youth, surveyed students and teachers from Detroit. We wanted to know the biggest issue they thought they faced in their schools.The number one answer, out of […]

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Our Kids Essay Contest

by: The Skillman Foundation | Nov. 7th, 2019 A local essay contest will give youth the opportunity to share their ideas and perspectives around their schools and the issues that impact their lives. The Our Kids Essay Contest is accepting entries from high school and first-year college students until Saturday, November 16. Students are encouraged […]

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Why Funding Matters

by: Wally Aldeen Alhomaidi | Nov. 7th, 2019 This post originally appeared on Our Kids Detroit Students’ Blog. Read the original post here. Check out the first vlog by Wally Aldeen Alhomaidi from the 482Youth group of 482Forward, “Why Funding Matters” about school funding. 482Forward is a citywide education organizing network in Detroit. “We are neighborhood organizations, parents, and youth committed to […]

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