HONORS GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL!

Justin Carthage
Justin has been a part of the Educate Youth program since his freshman year. “I started coming because of the friendship but it made a difference in my education,” he said. “I wasn’t doing that well, scholastically, in junior high. Coming to the Clubhouse has helped me to do VERY well in High School. 17-year-old Justin graduates from Community High School as a member of the Honor Society. He has been admitted for the fall semester at Wayne State with a full scholarship. Justin served for the past year as a student member of the Board of Directors for the Educate Youth program.

Jade Hester
18 year old Jade is graduating from the ACCE Academy in Ypsilanti. “I came to the clubhouse when I was in the 9th grade,” she said. “As I started coming more often I learned important academic skills and improved my grades. Also it was a good environment for me to grow in. As I got older I became a role model for the younger children.” Jade is the first person in her family to graduate from high school. She looks forward to attending Washtenaw Community College.

Also graduating are:
Tenaya Robinson,
Tajon Reid,
Cyndal Hussein,
Jayda Thomas,
Kaitlin Robinson,
and Devyn & Dominick Carthage.

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 history 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

SCHOOL BOARD PANEL DISCUSSION
Educate Youth is excited to share we will be hosting the second School Board Panel discussion. 
The goal of the evening is for the community to meet and to learn about the people running for Ypsilanti Community School Board.
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