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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nov. 19 2021 |

This year, we acknowledge the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) to commemorate the victims of anti-transgender violence. Transgender Day of Remembrance began as a vigil in 1999 by trans advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith. The vigil honored the memory of Rita ...Read More

National Runaway Prevention Month

Nov. 19 2021 |

Here at Alternatives For Girls, we believe all young people deserve a safe and empowering environment, which is why we acknowledge November as National Runaway Prevention Month and National Youth Homelessness Month. The pandemic has exacerbated this growing crisis of ...Read More

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct. 7 2021 |

By Christie Jackson, Marketing & Development Fellow At Alternatives For Girls, we recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence (DV) is a public health issue that disproportionately impacts young women and girls. Although abuse is typically understood as ...Read More

AFG Hires 53 Young People Through Grow Detroit’s Young Talent

Sep. 8 2021 |

Alternatives For Girls had another successful partnership with Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT), a city-wide summer job and training program that employs young adults between the ages of 14-24. We hired 53 youth employees across all three departments, double the ...Read More

A Greek Life Goal for Female Empowerment

Apr. 1 2021 |

Written by Kaley Plaxton In just one day, Tri Delta, a sorority at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, raised over $9,000 for Alternatives For Girls through an online fundraiser. Emma Lucken, the sorority chapter’s next president, created and ...Read More

Planting a Seed for a Hopeful Future

Mar. 26 2021 |

Written by Kaley Plaxton Felton Mackiehowell, an inmate at the Lakeland Correctional Facility, recently sparked an inspirational fundraiser for Alternatives For Girls (AFG) raising $1,608. This amount is to be matched by the prisoner benefit fund making the total $3,216. ...Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: James (Jim) Maier

Mar. 22 2021 |

Safe Choices volunteers Marissa Graziano and James Maier If you’re driving around southwest Detroit on a Wednesday night between 6:30 – 9 PM, you just may see the AFG van driving around. And, the person you’ll see behind the wheel ...Read More

AFG cancels 31st Annual Role Model Dinner scheduled for the end of March

Mar. 13 2020 |

As Alternatives For Girls (AFG) continues to monitor the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are also mindful of its potential impact on our participants, staff, donors, sponsors and community partners. Our first priority is everyone’s health and wellbeing.  We ...Read More

Meet the Role Model: Flagstar Bank’s Laura Chavez to Receive 2020 Role Model Award

Feb. 20 2020 |

Laura Chavez-Wazeerud-Din Meet Laura Chavez-Wazeerud-Din, one of our 2020 Role Models. Chavez is a Branch Manager for Flagstar Bank in Downtown Detroit. She has dedicated over 15 years to strengthening the community's in the City of Detroit; from working with Southwest ...Read More

Meet the Role Model: Ilitch Enterprises President Denise Ilitch to Receive 2020 Role Model Award in March

Feb. 20 2020 |

Denise Ilitch Meet Denise Ilitch, one of our 2020 Role Models. Ilitch is the President of Ilitch Enterprises, LLC.  She previously served as president of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. from 2000 to 2004, a privately held business that manages Little Caesar Enterprises, the Detroit ...Read More

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