DETROIT AND METRO-DETROIT
The Downriver Community Conference
14100 Northline Road Suite #179
Southgate MI 48195
Offers Tutoring & Study Skills Training, FREE GED PREP, Guidance & Counseling, FREE Career Assessment, Employment opportunities & FREE Job Search Assistance and FREE Assistance with job related needs, FREE Life Skills Workshops, Job Shadowing and Internships, Occupational Skills training, Follow-Up Services for at least one year.
Youth Assistance Programs
Prevention and intervention services are provided to at-risk youth ages 7 to 16 and their families at no cost. Program components vary by community. Each program may include mentoring, individual and group counseling, parent support and information and work service. Programs are offered in the following communities:
Allen Park, Brownstown Twp., Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, Rockwood, Southgate, Woodhaven call: 734-287-1702
Ecorse, River Rouge call 313-554-4942
Lincoln Park call 383-928-3076
Romulus, Belleville call 734-455-4902
Trenton call 734-675-7302
Wyandotte call 734-324-7268
Downriver Career Technical Consortium
(Gender Equity-Perkins Grant)
Career and technical training careers considered "non-traditional" in the State of Michigan are currently offered by this agency.
Arab American Chaldean Council
28551 Southfield Rd.
Lathrup Village MI 48076
Youth Center, After-School Programs, Summer Programs.
Evangel Baptist Church
16994 Telegraph Road
Taylor, MI 48180
Counseling, clothing, and education services for teen parents.
Big Brother/Big Sisters of Metro Detroit
23077 Greenfield #430
Southfield MI 48075
Phone: 248-569-0600 OR 313-664-0468
Adult mentors for boys/girls between 7-14 years of age.
Police Athletic League (PAL)
18100 Meyers Road
Detroit MI 48235
Think Detroit PAL
In partnership with the Detroit Police Dept., builds character in young people through athletic,
academic and leadership development programs.
Has financial assistance available so that any youth that wants to join, can!
Girl's Let's Talk!
Faith in the Word Church
29022 Riveroak Drive
Age group 11-15 years. Let's talk about motivation, self-esteem, goal setting, anger management,
school and more.
Gaining Options--Girls Investigate Real Life
A partnership of Wayne State University and University of Michigan and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. GO-Girl runs on 10 consecutive Saturdays for five hours each day.
This program is for seventh-grade girls interested in a math and science enrichment program.
Christian Youth Projects
Phone: 248-358-7330 OR 313-409-3635
Working together with local community organizations to keep kids ages 11-15 safe & out of trouble.
Matrix Human Services--Vistas Nuevas Head Start
2051 Rosa Parks Blvd. Suite 1K
Detroit, MI 48216
Phone: 313-831-1000 OR 313-873-0678
Before and After-school programs for ages 7-14.
Mentor Program--Guidance Center
Phone: 734-785-7703 OR 734-785-7700
Change The Culture Of Violence
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office--Kim Worthy
Darryl Earl, Program Coordinator
Phone: Andrea Williams 313-873-7585
Provides programs to grades 6th thru 8th offering alternatives to violence with conflict resolution.
Chris Webber Foundation
Recreational and educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth; motivates and encourages
children to read by distributing free books to those who need them the most.
Westside Cultural & Athletic Club
Phone: 313-971-4220 OR 313-898-5185
Serves low-income boys and girls ages 4-19 and senior citizens in the West Grand Boulevard/West Warren area of Detroit. Provides seasonal sports, arts and crafts, tutoring, conflict resolution classes,
life skills sessions, teen employment, field trips and cultural enrichment activities in a safe, clean and friendly environment.
The Children's Center
Provides mental health and other services to at-risk children and families in the Detroit area.
Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corp.
Provides youth programs to residents of the central Detroit area.
YMCA of Metro Detroit Minority Achievers Program
Provides matching funds for 18 college-bound students from families living below the poverty level
for students who are first in their families to attend college. Students attend monthly workshops and earn money through fund-raising and part-time jobs, and the YMCA oversees the savings program.
LEAPS AND BOUNDS FAMILY SERVICES
Warren MI 49089
Provides family education services through early literacy programs for families with children up to
age 5, after-school programs for children 6-14, teen mentoring project for youth 14-17, GED program. For residents of Detroit and south Macomb county.
Matrix Human Services
13560 E. McNichols
A nonprofit human services agency near Osborn High School on the city's east side offers an after-school program for kids, Head Start, adult education and a literacy program.
If you are between the ages of 12 and 18 and live in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor OR Detroit area, you are invited to be part of the fun youth gospel choir.
Inkster Youth Assistance
715 S. Inkster Road
Inkster, MI 48141
Prevents at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system by providing 12-week counseling and family education. The program is available to Inkster residents who are between the ages of 8 and 16 years old. It is a voluntary program that requires parental consent. In order for youth to participate,
they must have committed a "ticketable" offense.
Kid's Club/21st Century Learning Center
Inkster, MI 48141
Monday-Friday; 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. during the school year. During the summer months the program
runs all day. Students must have their own transportation. This program is open to school-aged
children between 6 and 12 years old who attend Inkster and Westwood public schools. Affords
youth the opportunity to participate in enriching educational and recreational after-school activities during the after-school and summer months. Students receive homework assistance, engage in craft activities and the performing arts, and participate in team sports such as basketball. In addition to this, students develop their interpersonal skills, engage in meaningful discussions about current issues,
grow a vegetable garden in the summer months, and participate in fun and educational field trips.
715 S. Inkster Road
Inkster MI 48141
ASSETS (Assisting Students to Succeed with Education, Training and Support)
helps adolescents who have the potential of taking a "wrong-turn" build life skills necessary to avoid
the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs thru 12 week group counseling sessions, guest speakers, and "Adventure Challenge" activities. Through the summer months, ASSETS Summer Youth Leadership program offers youth ages 11-14 the opportunity to engage in "reality-based" activities that help strengthen their personal attributes and assets and develop leadership skills. This is a voluntary program that requires parent consent. There are no residency requirements or limitations; youth must be between the ages of 11 to 17. This program runs Monday thru Friday and hours vary according to group times and there are some field trips on weekends.
Trips for Kids Detroit
A non-profit that uses outdoor adventures to build character, self-esteem, teamwork and environmental awareness in Michigan's urban youth. Mountain-biking events, and through a sister-program, Detroit Adventure Youth, they do hiking, snowshoeing, camping and canoeing events--all things metro Detroit area kids might not otherwise have access to. Ages 8-17. Events are typically 5-6 hours long OR can be overnight (often they camp for 3 or 4 days). In session from late January to December.
The Church of the Resurrection
27085 W. Outer Drive
A girl's mentoring program and tutoring is beginning at the church. Girls between the ages of 7
and 17 are welcome!
F5 (Fun, Fitness, Family, Friends and Faith)
A Christian winter run club.
Youth on a Positive Note
First Baptist World Changers Intl.
22575 W. Eight Mile Road
Classes in basic cooking, creative craft projects, basic computer, crochet club, entrepreneurship
launch. Especially designed for young women ages 12-18.
Phone: 248-691-8700 1p.m. to 6 p.m.
Providing 100% Christian Service and Community Development Projects for urban communities. Servicing all preteen/teenagers ages 11-17.
Child & Family Institute
104 Lothrop Landing
Detroit MI 48202
Phone: 313-874-5820 ext. 2230
Parent enrichment, law-related education: Street Law Program/Teaching Law in High School Program, Conflict Resolution: P.E.A.C.E. Program, alcohol and drug awareness, motivational speaking/concerts, after-school programming and professional development seminars.
The Children's Center
Phone: 313-831-5535 ext. 1146
Offers 25 programs to aid children with many challenges throughout Metro Detroit.
Serves abused, neglected and developmentally disabled children and their families.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan 14 Locations in 3 counties!
Provides safe places for 20,000 children to participate in positive activities and programs
Youth and Teen Leaders Club
10100 Harper Ave.
For ages 10-17. This program was designed to motivate youth to become strong, moral and competent teens and adults able to meet the challenges of today's world. The focus is on activities that build up the self-esteem, school success, community commitment and leadership skills of each child.
S.O.A.R. (Youth Team Action Night)
Bethesda Christian Church
14000 Metropolitan Parkway
Sterling Heights MI
Daughters of Divinity
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Every Saturday. Call for location
Girls ages 7-11 come together to have fun and learn the Word of God on their level. Teaching them how to live & grow in Christ and be examples to others. Come join us & bring a friend for great fun & Truth. Complimentary lunch served. Please register early at 248-556-0716
Saturday Youth Fellowship Day
Master Builders Intl.
4401 E. Davidson
Inspiring lessons and free pizza, movies, games, etc. Call now for transportation.
High School Youth Night
Trinity Lutheran Church
465 Oak Street
Wyandotte MI 48192
All high-schoolers are invited to hang out for dinner, pool tables, ping-pong, basketball,
cards, etc...and time for worship and Bible Study.
The New Exodus
3306 Fort Street
Lincoln Park, MI 48101
Michigan Metro Girl Scouts
(representing most of Wayne County and Oakland County troops)
Girl Scouts of the Huron Valley Council
(representing troops in western Wayne and Washtenaw counties)
Mentoring Solutions is a school-based program that operates throughout metro Detroit.
Detroit Tigers Kids Club
Youth Entrepreneur Alcohol, Tobacco & Drug Prevention Program
The Samaritan Center
Students in 9th thru 12th grade. You must register!
Rhonda Walker Foundation
A mentor program that blends workshops, open dialogues, volunteer work, cultural or sports events, speakers and other activities. Every year, six to 10 incoming eighth-graders are selected for the "Girls Into Women"Program which continues all through high school and matches each girl with a mentor.
Leaders In Training, introduction to the world of work, job applications and resumes, job interviews videotaped and evaluated and money management. Family Mentors.
Michigan State University Extension
Youth programs throughout Michigan.
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
Detroit MI 48226
Recreational services and after-school programs in Highland Park.
Northeast Guidance Center's Family Life Center
5555 Conner Street, Suite 2441
Program provides FREE drop-in day care at the Children's Corner for parents who are conducting job searches at the One Stop Career Center or attending appointments at the Samaritan Center. Open for business Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and parents are allowed to leave their children there for up to three hours per week. Families are also encouraged to participate in the Tuesday Creative Fun Days which include storytelling, arts & crafts and sing-alongs. The Center also conducts Tuesday evening tutoring clinics from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for adults and children..
The Good Kid Program & The Rapping Mentor Program
The initiative requires participating children to sign and follow an agreement that is shared with
their parents and teachers. The group specializes in songwriting, production, personalized songs
Michigan Kids, Inc.
For more information about the free or low-cost newspaper-based educational programs
(and contests!) offered by the Detroit Free Press and Michigan K.I.D.S., please visit the Newspapers
The Chris Weber Foundation
Detroit Pistons and Detroit Shock/ Pistons-Palace Foundation
For more information on the Pistons-Palace Foundation and community programming offered
by the NBA Detroit Pistons and WNBA Detroit Shock, please visit www.pistons.com
Detroit Crusaders T.E.A.M. (Tutoring-Educating-Achieving-Mentoring)
Boys and Girl's basketball teams ages 6-12, mentoring, tournament travel and sightseeing
while traveling, tutoring, workshops.
Hartford Agape House
18515 James Couzens Hwy.
Detroit MI 48235
Youth and teen programming for the following zip codes: 48221, 48219, 48235.
Call for additional information.
Latino Family Services
3815 W. Fort Street
Detroit MI 48216
Provides a wide range of community, family, and youth services.
2651 Saulino Court
Dearborn MI 48120
After-school homework assistance, outreach educational services, summer-intensive literacy program, supplemental education services (Spanish, Arabic, soccer, drumming), interactive parent and child activities, educational and recreational field trips, teen dialogue groups, sports programs, summer youth academic and recreational programs, career training for summer youth leaders, weekend programs, students in transition program, WIA youth program, volunteerism and job experience/Vista/MAP/Students internship.
The Kids Club of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Phone: 313-581-1201 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
Volunteers in Prevention, Probation and Prisons, Inc.
Grand Park Centre
28 West Admas, Suite 1310
Detroit MI 48226
Dedicated to matching youths--ages 7 to 14--with responsible, caring adult mentors for a minimum
of one year. For more than 35 years, VIP has been helpful in breaking the cycle of truancy, dependency, abuse and incarceration for at-risk children and adults.
Metro Detroit Mentor Collaboration
The Guidance Center's FREE Adult/Child Interaction Groups
Flat Rock Program
Old Flat Rock High School on Gibraltar Road
Flat Rock MI 48134
Phone: 734-789-8456 Maggie
This program includes an hour and a half of:
Interaction for Adult and Children
Snack & Story Time
Lending Book/Toy Library
and many other FREE family resources!
Detroit Youth Initiative
Phone: 586-879-7529 Ask for Jennifer
The program targets children ages 8-12 but will consider kids of all ages who show a strong passion
for the arts. This non-profit organization aims to expose at-risk youth from Detroit and surrounding communities to fine and performing arts education.
Public Benefit Corporation/SCOOPTV
SCOOPTV is an after-school video production training program for young people between the ages
of 14-17 who live in the city of Detroit. The hands-on training allows the opportunity for learning to
write, produce and create videos--all the basic skills--under the direction of media professionals, using high-tech tools and industry-standard equipment. SCOOPTV makes available both beginner classes
as well classes for students with some experience. New classes begin in October and February of each school year. Classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for beginners/ 12p.m. to 3 p.m. for the intermediate group. The classes will meet for 11 weeks. Each student's work is showcased at Phoenix Theatre in Detroit where family and friends are invited to share in the moment on the "big screen". MYTV20 has been a strong supporter and the station offers prizes for the best work, and it airs several of the student's accomplishments on the air.
United Generation Council Theatrical Troupe
Phone: 313-554-0328 OR 313-515-5008
The United Generation Council Theatrical Troupe is driven by the goal of teaching the facts related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and equipping out youth with outreach skills to be used today and beyond. This group, consisting of 20 girls, ages 8-14, gives more than 50 performances a year, delivering its messages to churches, schools and the Detroit and surrounding communities. There are also other camping and outdoor adventures for the girls!
Madison Community Resource Center
Phone: 313-903-6099 OR 313-574-4813
Tutoring, mentoring and summer youth program
Joy-Southfield Health & Education Center
Detroit MI 48228
Youth education & mentor program
30000 Hively Road
Inkster MI 48141-1089
18 service centers. Various programs including: After Baby Comes, Early Head Start,
Great Parents/Great Start (literacy program), Head Start, Michigan School Readiness Program.
Vanguard Community Development Corporation/Second Ebenezer Church
Boys 2 Men program
Phone: 313-872-7831 ext. 22
An innovative drop-out prevention and recovery program centered around cultural relevancy, best practices, and research on effective educational programs for young African-American males in Urban areas. This program is designed specifically to bridge the gap for African-American males, ages 12-25 who feel displaced by the educational system and as a result, become displaced from the workforce. Leadership skills, mentors, life skills training, GED assistance, opportunities to earn college credit as
well as scholarships.
City Year Detroit
1 Ford Place
Detroit MI 48202
A domestic version of the Peace Corp., City Year participants tutor and mentor schoolchildren and do community projects. Participants must be 17 to 24 years old, U.S. citizens or legal residents and have either a high school diploma or GED, or agree to pursue a GED while in the program. Members work about 50 hours a week for 10 months. They must earn a minimum of 1,700 total service hours. Participants receive a weekly living allowance of about $200. They receive a $4,725 education award each year that they participate. They can serve up to two years.
Arab American National Museum/ SURA Arts Academy
Munger Elementary School
5525 Martin Street
Digital photography instruction program with a diversity theme that caters to 6th to 8th grade students from Southwest Detroit. For the current semester, students meet every Tuesday after school from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The entire program is free!
Free Craft Sundays for ages 6-12
Two hour craft-making sessions in the Arab American National Museum
Hands-on interactive displays throughout the Museum's permanent exhibits
Eternal Egypt Kiosk
Offering an interactive, video-game-like interface designed by IBM and historic preservationists in Egypt. Kids can visit ancient Egypt and its many fascinating artifacts. Located in the Museum's Library & Resource Center. Free and open to the public. Admission to the museum is FREE on Sundays for everybody!
The Salvation Army Detroit Brightmoor Corps AfterSchool Programs
Detroit MI 48223
Phone: 313-532-1500 ext. 102
Low-cost ($5 a month per child) afterschool programming Monday-Friday
Project Hope International
Peer-based Mentorship Program
Barnabas Youth Enterprises
3530 Grand River
Detroit MI 48208
A Presbyterian supported ministry.
American Indian Health & Family Service
Detroit MI 48210
Phone: 313-846-6030 OR 313-846-3718
Youth & Teen programs, Traditional Teachings, Tutoring, Summer Programs and Field Trips.
Catholic Charities of Lenawee JUST ADDED 3/21/2012
199 North Broad Street
Adrian MI 49221
Sponsors Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Lenawee County. Serves over 350 youth through
one-to-one traditional and site-based programs, including the Lunch Buddy program, the E-mail
Buddy program between local high school Honor Society students and elementary students,
tutoring programs and more.
The Macomb County 4-H program is organizing a cat club. The group is seeking members ages 5 to 19. Monthly meetings would focus on all things cats: arts and crafts, personal stories and videos. The meetings will be held at the 4-H office, 21885 Dunham in Clinton Township. Interested families should
call 586-469-6431 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
COMBAT (Citizen of Macomb Behind All Teens)
Works to prevent substance abuse among young people.
Girl Scouts of Macomb County
Boy Scouts of America--Great Sauk Trail
Phone: 734-971-7100 OR 734-971-5043 Andy Tata
Camp Fire Boys & Girls Wathana Council
Self-reliance courses, Star-Flight Adventurers, Discovery and Horizon groups.
Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Monroe County, Inc.
28 S. Macomb Street
Mercy Memorial Hospital
718 N. Macomb Street
Monroe MI 49221
This is a group for youths 14-21 who are interested in health care as a career.
Arthur Lesow Community Center
Youth groups such as Kid's Club, Teen Club, and Girls Club among other activities.
Spirit of Dance
105 E. Front Street, Suite 303
Monroe MI 48161
Classes are held twice a week during the school year and three to four times a week throughout
the summer. The group performs throughout the county and is accepting out-of-state shows.
Ages 11 to 18 and the only requirement is to help out with fundraiser's.
The Frenchtown Township Fire Dept. wants to start a paid-on-call program fall of 2007 with seniors
at Jefferson High School and the community to increase its membership. Participants would be
trained as cadets and learn such things as putting on turnout gear, how to use self-contained
breathing apparatuses and the proper way to lay water hoses on a fire truck. They would also
learn about operations of the fire dept. The cadets will have a chance to earn Firefighter 1 or 2 status.
Lace Up for Youth
Under the program, kids would be enrolled in beginner skating lessons, get assistance in paying
for skates and other equipment and later, taught the game of hockey. The charity would act like a scholarship fund, providing money to pay for the necessities. Children for the program would be
chosen through the Arthur Lesow Community Center's Kids Club, which provides other activities
for area kids.
Manor Elementary School
1731 W. Lorain Street
The Monroe Jugglers meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Activities include unicyclists, yo-yoing,
diabolo, devil stick, chatting, learning, etc.
Achilles Track--Michigan Chapter See below for more Oakland resources!
Phone: 248-788-7878 ext. 213
Volunteers work with club participants who have disabilities such as low-vision or blindness, developmental disabilities, or disorders such as autism.
Peace Neighborhood Center
111 North Maple
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Serves children, families, and individuals with after-school programs, summer day camps,
and emergency assistance. Also offers Mentor program.
3879 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Offers youth services-including Big Brothers, Big Sisters, individual and family services.
Girl Scouts of the Huron Valley Council
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Serves girls 5-17 with a single gender, values-based program that promotes competence,
develops character and citizenship and helps to prevent many of the social problems facing
our youth. Informal educational activities include career exploration, leadership training, and resident/day camp and community service.
Ann Arbor YMCA
400 West Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Provides diverse services for youth, families and adults in recreation, fitness, sports, childcare,
day and residential camping.
Ann Arbor Community Center
625 North Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Provides individual and family counseling, youth groups, recreation, day camp.
Huron Valley Boys and Girls Club
220 North Park Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Offers program activities in character and leadership, education and career development,
health and life skills, art and sports, fitness and recreation.
The Neutral Zone
310 E. Washington
Ann Arbor MI 48104
"Chillin" Drop-In program, Music, Literacy and Art and Leadership Programs. Computer lab
and tutoring also.
If you are between the ages of 12 and 18 and live in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor OR Detroit area,
you are invited to join the fun youth gospel choir.
Ypsilanti Youth Drop-In Center
102 N. Hamilton
Ypsilanti MI 48197
Boys & Girls Club of South Oakland County
Offers programs in six core areas including character and leadership development, the arts, health
and life skills, sports, fitness & physical recreation and career development and education. Also provides specialized programs including parent support groups, family and individual crisis counseling, emergency financial assistance, college scholarships and community service.
Oakland County Youth Assistance
Oakland County Circuit Courthouse
1200 N. Telegraph, Building 14 East
"Mentor Plus" program for youths 5 to 16 years old. Offers training for volunteers to be positive role models for kids and teens. FREE!
Children of Promise Program
Mentors for children aged 4 to 18 whose parents are incarcerated.
Lighthouse of Oakland County, Inc.
Mentor program, Kid's Cafe after-school program
Chippewa Valley School District invites parents of American Indian heritage to enroll their children
in a special program! Under an Indian education grant, kids who have a parent or grandparent of
Indian ancestry are eligible for free tutoring, history and cultural workshops and indirect assistance '
for families in need of health care, food and clothing. Obtain enrollment forms at www.chippewavalleyschools.org. For information, call 586-615-1045 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Building Bridges Through Creativity
Detroit MI 48207
Building Bridges is a program of the Detroit Opera House. Open to kids from the ages of 11 and 18
and reside in Detroit's 48207 zip code. Dance classes include modern, ballet, African, hip-hop and creative movement. Choreography will be taught and students will perform their own work. Also composing music, writing sons, singing and acting. Also an improvisational theater class has begun. Participants will also be treated to two operas and dance performances. Students will be eligible for summer scholarships in the Michigan Opera Theatre's Create Opera programs, Learning at the Opera House programs, Summer Dance Intensives and Master classes. Everything is FREE. If transportation
is a concern, you can even qualify for a ride!
Let's Play Ball
Youth Development Commission
Registration Fair: For ages 6 to 18 to register for a variety of spring, summer and fall sports and recreational activities. Coaches and representatives from youth baseball, soccer, track-and-field,
football, cheerleading, golf and dance, along with other programs will be on site with lots of information to share and registration materials to hand out. There will be prize giveaways and lots of surprises!
Variety FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts
Offers programs for pre-school thru adulthood. Classes in music, art, dance, theatre arts, softball,
ice skating, gymnastics, garden club, cooking club, adaptive swimming, bowling, and hockey.
Also has teen and adult clubs.
Horizons Upward Bound
100 male high school students can participate at the end of 8th grade. Open to high schools in
Detroit, Highland Park, Berkeley and Pontiac.
Grace Centers of Hope
35 E. Huron
Pontiac, MI 48342
After-school programs and summer programs, "The Kid's Clubhouse", offers GED help.
Westland Therapeutic Recreation Program
Kicks 4 Kids
Westland Youth AssistanceProgram
Detroit Children's Choir
Detroit children from third to eighth grades who like to sing, or who want to learn how to sing better,
are invited to register for the Detroit Children's Choir.
Village Builders of Northwest Detroit
Village builders committed to making sure young children feel the warmth of living in a caring and encouraging community--has begun its traditional Family Fun Nights with children of all ages and
their families in mind.
Kinglsey Montgomery School
Teacher's Pet is a program that pairs shelter dogs with school kids who are emotionally or cognitively-impaired for a combination of mentoring and dog obedience. Teacher's Pet runs two 10-week sessions at the above school in northwest Oakland County but plans to expand to other school districts. Each session pairs six middle and high school students with their own dog for twice-weekly meetings. Throughout the program, students teach the dogs obedience training so that they can be put up for adoption.