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The Dedicated Youth Leaders of Rise N’ Shine

Jul. 1 2014 | Tags: , ,

Starting on July 1st, AFG’s halls will be filled with the sights and sounds of our Prevention Department’s annual summer camp, Rise N’ Shine (RNS). Three days a week, from 9am-3pm, approximately 75 girls between the ages of 4-14 participate ...Read More

Participants Share Their Graduation Stories

May. 29 2014 | Tags: , , ,

It is graduation season for our high school seniors so we sat down with a few participants to talk about their high school experiences. Of course, each path to graduation is different. Each of our girls has a different story; ...Read More

AFG Heads to Lansing to Advocate for Homeless and Runaway Youth

May. 28 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

For the third year in a row, Alternatives For Girls staff and participants traveled to the state capitol to speak with State Representatives and build awareness of runaway and homeless youth. Every year the Michigan Network for Youth and Families ...Read More

Eastern Market Farm Stand Program Selects AFG as Host Site

May. 28 2014 | Tags: , ,

Alternatives For Girls is teaming up with Eastern Market’s Farm Stand Program this summer to become one of the 19 different locations throughout Detroit where community members can purchase fresh produce. Starting June 24th and running through September 30th, Eastern ...Read More

Peer Educators Sew Hats for Children’s Hospital

Apr. 24 2014 | Tags: , ,

This winter, youth in AFG’s Outreach and Education Services Peer Education program expressed to AFG staff that they wanted to do a volunteer service project for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. After considering a few different options, they decided to ...Read More

Prevention Department Travels to Costa Rica!

Apr. 24 2014 | Tags: , ,

This week, our Prevention Department took eight young women to Costa Rica for four days! Through private donations and support from the Born and Raised Detroit Foundation, the Prevention Department organized the trip with the goal of giving girls the ...Read More

Role Model Dinner Raises Crucial Funds

Apr. 24 2014 | Tags:

On March 19th, Alternatives For Girls held our 25th annual Role Model Dinner at The Fillmore. The event raised an unprecedented $294,000 to support our critical work! The Role Model Dinner, chaired this year by Myra Moreland, provided an opportunity ...Read More

Role Model Dinner 2014

Jan. 21 2014 | Tags: ,

Join Alternatives For Girls as we celebrate our 25th annual Role Model Dinner on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at The Fillmore Detroit. The dinner will honor our 2014 Role Models, Amyre Makupson and Andra Rush; and honor a special keynote ...Read More

Positive Choices, Powerful Lives: Dream Warriors

Nov. 26 2013 | Tags: ,

On October 29th, Alternatives For Girls held its annual Positive Choices, Powerful Lives event at the Detroit Historical Museum. The event raised more than $26,000 for AFG, and had over 100 attendees. The guests heard inspirational stories from three young ...Read More

AFG Blog: Becoming a Good Student

Nov. 26 2013 | Tags: , , ,

On October 29th, Rosa, a member of AFG’s Prevention program, gave this speech at AFG’s “Dream Warriors” event. Good evening everybody. My name is Rosa Morales and I am 15 years old. This is my second year in AFG’s after-school ...Read More

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