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AFG Blog: “I am possible!”

On September 23rd, Joy, a Shelter resident, gave this speech at AFG’s “Planting Roots” event. Hello my name is Joy Evans. 21 years ago I celebrated my first birthday in a women’s battered shelter. At the age of 15 I entered into my first youth homeless program by choice, due to my mother’s neglectful behavior….

2014 Rise N’ Shine Finale

After six weeks of fun and educational workshops, making new friends, and trying new things during weekly offsite field trips, our Prevention Department’s summer camp, Rise N’ Shine celebrated another successful summer with its end of the summer finale on August 8th. The finale is meant to highlight what the participants have learned and accomplished…

Volunteer Groups Make Positive Impact at AFG

This month AFG has been buzzing with several volunteer groups donating their time to projects around the agency. Sixty volunteers from five different groups worked on projects such as painting, organizing the clothing closet, and renovating the Arts & Crafts room. Melody Moore, Volunteer Services Manager, caught us up on everything that’s been going in…

The Dedicated Youth Leaders of Rise N’ Shine

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 in fun and educational workshops and field trips. This memorable six week camp is something…

Participants Share Their Graduation Stories

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; each had her own struggles and her own accomplishments. These are some of their stories….

AFG Heads to Lansing to Advocate for Homeless and Runaway Youth

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 (MNYF) organizes Dome Day, a day for organizations to set up shop in the Capitol,…

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