Samaritan Center Summit invites youth organizations to convene June 22

Samaritan Center Summit invites youth organizations to convene June 22

If there’s one thing Detroiters can never have in excess it’s youth advocacy. From health and fitness programs that work to instill lifestyle habits in children to drug prevention and leadership programs, the city benefits from all efforts that target young people.

Youth advocates are invited convene and network with one another from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 22 at the Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner, in the Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Conference Room. Co-sponsored by the Better Detroit Youth Movement and ARISE Detroit!, the second annual Detroit Youth Resource Summit will welcome organizations that assist youth. Others are also encouraged to attend the event, which includes refreshments, is free to the public.

“We think it’s important to make youth aware of the many efforts to help them,” says Reuben Gordon, co-founder and co-director of the Better Youth Movement.

Also founder of the Detroit Resource Alert Project, Gordon says sharing information and collaborating are goals of the event.

“We want to improve the quality of life for our children,” he says.

Editor’s Note: ARISE Detroit is accepting registrations for its 11th annual Neighborhoods Day event on Saturday, August 5.

Groups can register at or phone 313-921-1955.

In exchange for a $50 registration fee, groups will receive a custom made banner promoting their event, t-shirts, hardware vouchers to purchase supplies for cleanup and beautification projects, and volunteer recruitment assistance and promotion of their Neighborhoods Day events.

Registration deadline is July 15.

Past Neighborhood Day events have included: cleanups, board-ups and build-ups (new housing), health fairs and free health screenings, parades, anti-crime events, community service projects, youth concerts, back to school events.

If your group is planning similar events during August, but not on Aug. 5, you can still register to participate and receive promotional and marketing support.

All events will be posted online at





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