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Ready for It: Active and Social Kids’ Programs

Ready for It: Active and Social Kids’ Programs

Crystal Love and her 3-year-old son, Jaxon, were ready for fall. After months of being at home, they quickly signed-up for several kids’ programs at Franklin Athletic Club. “He’s in yoga and gymnastics and is taking swim lessons,” Crystal says. “Jaxon also attends the...

A Meaningful Experience: Culinary Arts and Youth Leadership

A Meaningful Experience: Culinary Arts and Youth Leadership

Senior Azaria Bailey loves to cook. It is what drew her to the Detroit Food Academy afterschool program four years ago. The class convened (pre-COVID) at her school for a couple hours after school once a week. This year gave her pause. How do you take a group cooking...

Students Receive a Boost through Online Tutoring

Students Receive a Boost through Online Tutoring

As an 8th-grader in her last few months of middle school, 13-year-old Jada was plunged into virtual learning without a choice—like all students across the state and most students across the country.  So when her mother, Elette, learned of an online tutoring program...

Online Tutoring Helps Students During Remote Learning

Online Tutoring Helps Students During Remote Learning

Lydel will be entering the 11th grade this fall at Chandler Academy High School in Harper Woods with good standing, thanks to a tutoring program offered through Leland Community Affairs last spring.  When his physical school closed down in March due to the COVID-19...

Exploring Cooking and Community-Building During the Summer

Exploring Cooking and Community-Building During the Summer

  While 7-year-old Brooklyn is mature and shares her ideas with confidence, she’s still a kid. She likes to play with friends, watch cartoons, and ride her bike. She also likes to cook and is frequently in the kitchen with her grandma, who lives two blocks away....

Center for Success Takes Literacy Online

Center for Success Takes Literacy Online

By: Kristine Uyeda, Youth Development Resource Center How do you take a proven youth literacy program into a digital platform and make it equitable, impactful, and sustainable? Over the course of the school year, Center for Success provides structured after school...

Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment

There are many affordable afterschool programs that can help kids maintain or improve their academic skills – and do it in a fun and unexpected way. “We try to lift up all different kinds of programs, providing young people with well-rounded learning opportunities,”...

 

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