The smile is the universal welcome.

We at Dedicated to Make a Change, L3C and Educate Youth 501(c)(3) know that people learn and grow best when they feel safe to be their authentic selves. For this reason, all people who come to the Clubhouse agree to show respect for each other, no matter their personal identities.

Youth of all backgrounds are welcome to develop their skills, forge relationships and connections, and get their voice heard at the Clubhouse. As a community-minded organization, we promote the ideals of equity, fairness, and inclusivity. Educate Youth is a place where future leaders will develop skills for making a stronger, safer world.

Both Dedicated to Make a Change, L3C and Educate Youth 501(c)(3) are housed at the Clubhouse at 104 South Huron in the City of Ypsilanti.  The Clubhouse is committed to equality. We will not ask citizenship, ethnic background or religious beliefs to create a means of division. We are committed to learning respectful ways to interact.

Aside from what one may assume or prefer, we are all created equal. We should continue treating others as if we are all one. No piece of paper, shade of color or practice of religion shall put a wall between us. We support what is right, NOT segregation.

We ask that you join us in celebrating the diversity of our community and fighting against those who want to pit us against one another.

Educate Youth is Dedicated to Make a Change’s nonprofit arm. This transition opens many doors for Dedicated to Make a Change, L3C as an agency and the youth living in Ypsilanti. We want you to be a part of Educate Youth.

Our Mission

The mission of Educate Youth is to provide the needed resources for teens and the community to promote positive outcomes and for our youth programs to change lives. We are committed to increasing the number of Ypsilanti students who receive a diploma, and for each graduate to have a post-high school plan, one student at a time.

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Join us in building our youth’s futures now.

 

 

 

Educate Youth; an investment into today’s youth

The mission of Educate Youth is to provide the needed resources for teens and the community to promote positive outcomes and for our youth programs to change lives. We are committed to increasing the number of Ypsilanti students who receive a diploma, and for each graduate to have a post-high school plan, one student at a time.
Education gives a new hope for teens. Earning a high school diploma not only impacts the student, but it role models to younger siblings and other youth in the community that it is important to succeed academically.
The video on our page was made by teens for teens. The teens who made the video attend Skyline High School in Communication, Media & Public Policy Magnet.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi

We want to express my deepest thanks for the donations you have provided to the nonprofit Educate Youth this year, 2017. Generous gifts from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission.

This years’ transition from Dedicated to Make a Change to Educate Youth has been positive.  We have many new 8th and 9th graders dedicated to making a change in their academics. As you know, the cost of providing hot food, academic tutoring, leadership opportunities and social support does not go away. We hope for your continued giving in the future.
Your generous donations total $5,000
Tax ID number: 81-540285

We reached our end of the year goal!

Gail Wolkoff                          Steve Wilcoxen                     Justin Carthage
Executive Director                Board President                  Board Member

Jayda Thomas                     Douglass Harvey                 Dominic Buffa
Board Member                     Board Member                     Board Secretary

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