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.

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.




Upcoming events


YpsiFlickGeeks and Bona Sera Underground presents:
YpsiFlickGeeks at Bona Sera Underground to screen The Coen Bros The Big Lebowski!

August 18, 2017, Bona Sera Underground.
Doors for this event open at 7pm and the movie starts at 8pm.

$15 Ticket prices include movie, popcorn, and good people.

The cash bar will have NITRO WHITE RUSSIANS ON TAP provided by Ann Arbor Distillery.

A portion of your ticket will go to benefit Educate Youth, connecting youth with the world to promote peace, greater understanding and a love of learning:

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

Behind Educate Youth are Ypsilanti businesses working to build a solid foundation for local teens.  Educate Youth is grateful for the financial support received from our Dine to Donates at the Ypsi Alehouse on June 13 and 27, at IHOP on July 24 and 25, and the Boylesque Bingo on July 28.


Dine to Donate

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