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

Bob Gould, producer from Veterans Radio,, gifted Educate Youth 10 tickets to the Yankee Air Museum~ We are very excited and honored to receive these tickets and look forward to learning Ypsilanti’s history with aeronautics.
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“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi

Educate youth gives new hope to teens. Educate Youth is launching our 2017 Year-End Campaign. Our goal is to raise $5,000 by December 31st.

This amount will provide services for 10 teens for the spring semester to help them up their grade level. Your contribution can help create an everlasting impact in the academic lives of teens living in Ypsilanti.

Give a special year-end donation of $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal.

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