Enrollment open: Bank of America Student Leaders program helps high school juniors, seniors prepare for future, strenghten community

Enrollment open: Bank of America Student Leaders program helps high school juniors, seniors prepare for future, strenghten community

Yehowseph Brown not only found a way to prepare for a successful career, he also latched on to something that would make him a better person. A participant in Bank of America’s Student Leaders program, he is featured in a video on the company’s website. In it he says the experience gave him the tools […]

Road to Readiness: Life-changing program helps young Detroiters through high-growth skilled trades industry

Road to Readiness: Life-changing program helps young Detroiters through high-growth skilled trades industry

Look for more youthful faces under the hard hats when the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) begins work on a major I-94 construction through Detroit in 2019. The estimated $2.5 billion project will rebuild the highway, service roads and bridges on a seven-mile stretch between Conner Avenue and I-96. The work includes replacement of 67 […]

Conference pairs Detroit high school athletes with college recruiters

Conference pairs Detroit high school athletes with college recruiters

Opportunity for local high school sports participants awaits, but it’s not limited to the field or court. The National Alliance of African American Athletes’ Detroit Chapter will host the College Coach Student Exchange senior student fair with representatives of 50 colleges and universities at Mumford High School Dec. 6. About 200 students from 16 schools […]

Education Expulsion Law: Menace to Learning

Education Expulsion Law: Menace to Learning

Under pressure from school administrators, Michigan lawmakers have taken a step backwards with recent changes to the expulsion law. Suspensions and expulsions are no longer mandatory disciplinary options. And relaxing the zero tolerance for weapons possession plays Russian roulette with the lives of children. Under new rules approved by state lawmakers in 2016, school districts […]

Detroit to host FIRST Robotics World Championship in 2018

Detroit to host FIRST Robotics World Championship in 2018

It’s something we 20th century children of Detroit only thought would exist in our wildest fantasies of the future. A FIRST Robotics World Championship held in our city. It is happening. Detroit will host the championship for three years beginning in April 2018. During the event Cobo Center and Ford Field will be overrun with […]

Clippert Academy 7th grader’s artwork to become float in America’s Thanksgiving Parade

Clippert Academy 7th grader’s artwork to become float in America’s Thanksgiving Parade

America’s Thanksgiving Parade is going to have a very special meaning for Yuliana Ortiz, a seventh-grade student from Clippert Academy. As the winner of the 26th Annual Skillman Foundation’s Float Design Contest, she’ll see her design, “The Snowing Mountains,” come to life in a larger-than-life Skillman float that will travel down Woodward in the 91st […]

The FAFSA Makes College Possible

The FAFSA Makes College Possible

Research shows students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are more likely to go on to college. But millions of students eligible for financial aid do not fill out the FAFSA – leaving billions of dollars on the table and their potential unfulfilled.In partnership with the National College Access Network, the Kresge […]

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