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Eastern Market Farm Stand Program Selects AFG as Host Site

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 Market will bring their Farm Stand Market to AFG every Tuesday from 2:30-5:00pm in front…

Peer Educators Sew Hats for Children’s Hospital

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 make fleece hats for the children at the hospital. With the help of one of…

Prevention Department Travels to Costa Rica!

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 opportunity to travel and experience a different culture. The trip was open to middle and…

Role Model Dinner Raises Crucial Funds

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 for us to hear from many of the young women whose lives have been changed…

Role Model Dinner 2014

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 speaker, Grace Lieblein. Tickets are $150 each and will go on sale at the end…

Positive Choices, Powerful Lives: Dream Warriors

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 women, one from each of AFG’s programs.  After the program, they were welcomed to explore…

AFG Blog: Becoming a Good Student

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 program. Before I started at AFG I didn’t really care about school. I was doing…

Prevention Halloween Party

On October 30th, AFG’s halls were filled with colorful monsters, bumble bees, and princesses. Prevention’s annual Halloween Party attendees spent the night enjoying Halloween food and treats, dancing away to Halloween hits, and trick-or-treating around AFG’s building. One evening highlight featured almost every girl in the room jumping up the moment the “Thriller” music came…

“I’ve seen how it’s changed peoples’ lives”

“It seemed like a good opportunity to do something different,” explains Brittany. Brittany has been a part of the Know Risks Peer Education team at AFG for almost two years. But before joining the team, she didn’t always feel like she had much direction in life. The 17-year-old high school senior has a big smile…

Project Giving Tree

As you begin making out your lists for holiday gift giving, we hope that you will remember Alternatives For Girls’ (AFG) Project Giving Tree!  Contributions that we received from people like you helped us to ensure a sparkling and joyous holiday season for our program participants last year, and we are hoping to make the…

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