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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,…

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…

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