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2016 Role Model Dinner: A Beautiful Chain of Events

On March 16, Alternatives For Girls held our 27th Annual Role Model Dinner at Cobo Center. The event raised over $231,000 to support our critical work! The evening was full of fun and inspiration. After an hour of mingling and a silent auction, the program kicked off with a live auction. Luther Keith, ARISE Detroit…

Matrix Theatre Company Teaches Workshop to Girls at AFG

“I loved performing and showing off our ideas to the audience,” Guadalupe smiles. Since the beginning of our Prevention Department’s After-school Program (ASP) in October, the elementary, middle, and high school groups have been participating in on-site workshops with the Matrix Theatre Company. Also located in southwest Detroit, the Matrix Theatre Company teaches, creates, and…

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…

Face Forward Resource Fair Provides Access to Valuable Services for Youth

One of AFG’s newest programs, Face Forward, held its first resource fair for youth on March 30 at the Patton Recreation center. The fair, aptly named “March Madness”, was put together to provide youth with opportunities to make direct contact with hiring employers, provide access to additional community and educational resource, and also served as…

2015 Role Model Dinner Raises Critical Funds

On March 26, Alternatives For Girls held our 26th annual Role Model Dinner at The Fillmore Detroit. The event raised over $256,000 to support our critical work! The evening was full of fun and inspiration. After an hour of mingling and a silent auction, the program kicked off with a live auction. Cheryl Chodun, former…

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