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June Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Leppek

Jun. 23 2016 |

Each month, the AFG Volunteer Department, highlights one volunteer who AFG staff and the girls and young women we serve recognize as being a dedicated and passionate volunteer. This month, Michelle Leppek, a mentor in our Prevention Department is being spotlighted for ...Read More

Volunteer Opportunities at Alternatives For Girls

Jun. 2 2016 | Tags: , , , ,

More than 300 volunteers give over 20,000 hours of their time and talents to Alternatives For Girls each year!  The programs provided for girls and young women at AFG could not be done without volunteers. For more information on our current volunteer ...Read More

We’re Going to Guatemala: Six girls from AFG’s Adventure Club are taking a one week trip to Guatemala

Jun. 2 2016 | Tags: , , ,

Thanks to the support of AFG’s generous donors, including the Born and Raised Detroit Foundation, six girls from AFG’s Adventure Club are traveling to Guatemala this June! The Adventure Club allows young women in AFG’s Prevention programs to have experiences ...Read More

Graduation Stories: AFG’s high school graduates share their struggles and triumphs

Jun. 2 2016 | Tags: , , ,

This spring, high school seniors everywhere will be counting the days until their graduation day. Graduating from high school is an important milestone for every young adult, but for some, the path to graduating is filled with obstacles, like homelessness, ...Read More

Graduation Stories: AFG’s high school graduates share their struggles and triumphs

May. 4 2016 | Tags: , , , ,

This spring, high school seniors everywhere will be counting the days until their graduation day. Graduating from high school is an important milestone for every young adult, but for some, the path to graduating is filled with obstacles, like homelessness, ...Read More

AFG’s Sew Great Detroit Teaches Profitable Skills

May. 4 2016 | Tags: , , ,

Sew Great Detroit has recruited four new women to participate in the weekly commercial sewing employment training program, headed by volunteers and support staff. Last September, four women from the first class of Sew Great Detroit graduated from the program. ...Read More

2016 Role Model Dinner: A Beautiful Chain of Events

Mar. 31 2016 | Tags: ,

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 ...Read More

Matrix Theatre Company Teaches Workshop to Girls at AFG

Dec. 2 2015 | Tags: ,

“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 ...Read More

Youth Leaders Help Girls Rise and Shine

Aug. 31 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

“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 ...Read More

2015 Rise N’ Shine Finale

Aug. 31 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

“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 ...Read More

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