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Youth Leaders Help Girls Rise and Shine

“During the field trip to Sky Zone, I remember thinking it would be impossible to get 70 girls to take their shoes off, put the socks on, and get ready to play. But we all worked together and we got it done,” Anna, a first year Youth Leader, remembers. Making the seemingly impossible happen isn’t…

2015 Rise N’ Shine Finale

“One thing I’ve learned this summer is to be fearless!” Makhya, one of the 70 campers who attended Rise N’ Shine, AFG’s free summer camp, shares while smiling from ear to ear. Rise N’ Shine tends to have this effect on the girls, aged 4-14, who attend each summer. Between the fresh summer air, countless…

The Dow Chemical Company Event Provides Vital Support to AFG Programs

On a mild summer day, 100 employees from The Dow Chemical Company and four Alternatives For Girls Peer Educators (PEs) are outside of the H Hotel in Midland Michigan, packing backpacks and hygiene kits and assembling bicycles and picnic tables. A few of the PEs grab a packing list for the backpacks and start looking…

Adventure Club Helps Girls Overcome Fears and Practice Leadership Skills

“The hardest part of the trip was overcoming my fear of heights. I was nervous before but once we got in the hot air balloon and started going up, I got the hang of it and thought ‘This is so cool!’,” Maribel shares as she remembers the recent hot air balloon ride she took with…


  • 03Jan

    Open House903 West Grand Blvd, Detroit MI 48208313-361-4000 x 24810:00 AM

  • 08Jan

    Open House903 West Grand Blvd, Detroit MI 48208313-361-4000 x 24805:30 PM

  • 28Mar

    2018 Role Model Dinner1 Washington Blvd, Detroit MI 48226313-361-400005:30 PM

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