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For media or events inquiries, please contact Anna Weaver at (313)361-4000 ext. 230 or aweaver@alternativesforgirls.org.

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…

Blog: Rise N’ Shine

Rise N’ Shine Posted on August 26, 2013 by Rajanae and Ciara About the bloggers: Rajane is 19 years old, and a three year Youth Leader for  Rise N’ Shine. Ciara is 18 years old and a Youth Leader for AFG’s Rise N’ Shine  summer camp. Rajane:  I was a member of the Rise N’…

Dream Warriors

This October, we invite you to join Alternatives For Girls as we support homeless and at-risk girls and young women who are being empowered to make positive choices and live powerful lives. During the program, you will learn more about AFG’s work, hear from the young women we serve, and learn how you can become…

2014 Role Model Awards Call For Nominations

AFG is now accepting nominations for our 2014 Role Model Awards. We invite you to nominate an extraordinary woman who you think would make an excellent AFG Role Model. Complete criteria, along with a writable nominations form, can be found on our Call for Nominations page. We welcome nominations until 5 pm on October 1, 2013.

Free Dental Services at AFG

AFG will be hosting dental services on August 6th from 9 am-4 pm (for 5-14 year-olds) and 4:30 pm-8:00 pm (for 15-21 year-olds). The services are FREE for those who haven’t been to the dentist in the past 6 months who are on Medicaid or have no insurance. Services include cleanings, sealants, screenings, and fluoride…

Concert to Benefit AFG

On August 17th at the Redford Theater at 7 pm, Cecil Cosey and BlackStar Entertainment are hosting a concert featuring Robert Curry of Day 26 and many others. They are going to donate 50% of the event proceeds to AFG. Tickets are $20 in advance. For more information, visit their website.

Blog: Teen Outreach Program

Posted on July 31, 2013 by Angelique About the blogger: Angelique is 17  years old and has been a Know Risks Peer Educator for about 17 months.  She will graduate from high school in June  2014. The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is a community-based program created to educate teens on various topics and open them…

Blog: Adventure Therapy

Posted on June 27, 2013 by Sinita About the blogger: Sinita Williams is a counselor in AFG’s Shelter department. She received her Masters in Social  Work from Wayne State University. While completing her MSW program Sinita  interned at AFG as the Curriculum Coordinator Intern. During her internship, she  was hired as a Program Assistant/Residential Advisor…

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