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This page was last updated: July 4, 2021
Please visit the MENTOR PROGRAMS page on this site, to find other Youth Programs! 
INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL STUDENT / YOUTH PROGRAMS

AYUSA Global Youth Exchange                                                       
600 California   10th Floor
San Francisco, CA  94108
Phone: 888-552-987
Website: https://www.ayusa.org
AYUSA is a high school exchange program sponsored by the Department of State. 
We match bright young leaders from around the world with families across the United 
States. AYUSA provides international students the opportunity to learn about America 
through a semester or year as a high school student in their host family’s community. 
American host families also experience a new culture and gain a lifelong connection 
between their family and a family in another country.

Youths For Understanding                                                                   
Website: https://yfu.org
YFU is one of the world's largest and most respected international educational 
exchange organizations. A network of over 50 independent national organizations 
worldwide, YFU representatives work together to advance learning across cultures. 
Within each country's culture, YFU organizations subscribe to and operate under 
a common set of principles and standards that aim to facilitate cooperation and 
harmony.

ASSE International Student Exchange Program      
Phone: 800-677-2773   (eastern regional office)
Email:  asseusaeast@asse.com 
Website: https://asse.com

World Heritage Student Exchange Program             
277 Lower Cliff Dr.
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
Phone: 949-342-1777    Toll Free: 800-888-9040
Email: info@world-heritage.org
Website: https://www.world-heritage.org
abroad, World Heritage cooperates closely with ASSE International Student 
Exchange Programs.Together, ASSE and World Heritage offer three different 
international exchange programs. Students can pick their adventure - a full 
academic year program, a 6-months program, the teen-twin program or a 
summer language program abroad. 

National Outdoor Leadership School             
284 Lincoln 
Lander, WY  82520-2848
Phone: 307-332-5300   800-710-6657 
Website: https://www.nols.edu/en
NOLS takes students of all ages on remote wilderness expeditions and teaches 
them technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics. What NOLS 
teaches cannot be learned in a traditional classroom or on a city street. It takes 
practice to learn outdoor skills and time to develop leadership.The back country 
provides the ideal setting for this unique, experiential education—NOLS class-
rooms are some of the world’s wildest and most awe-inspiring locations. We 
believe living in untouched places like our classrooms will teach students res-
ponsibility for all that surrounds us.

Break Away / Alternative Spring & School Breaks                   
2451 Cumberland Pkwy. Suite 3124
Atlanta, GA  30339
Phone: 404-919-7482
Email: breakaway@alternativebreaks.org
Website: https://alternativebreaks.org
Break Away's mission is to train, assist and connect campuses and communities 
in promoting quality alternative break programs that inspire lifelong active citizen-
ship. As part of a quality Break Away experience, participants will become more 
educated and experienced in all sides of a social issue. Upon return, they will be 
empowered to make more informed decisions and take meaningful action that 
supports a greater good.They will become contributing members of society and 
will weigh in on issues that impact their communities.

STS Foundation                       
Phone: 810-736-889
Website: https://www.stsfoundation.org
STS Foundation believes that intercultural student exchange promotes under-
standing, respect and goodwill among people of all nations. Students, host 
families, schools and communities will have an opportunity to learn more 
about another's culture as they share experiences.

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
National Headquarters
2300 Wilson Blvd.   Suite 200
Arlington, VA  22201-5435
Phone: 703-243-6910 
Email:  pao@seacadets.org
Website: https://www.seacadets.org
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is comprised of 2 programs: 
The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) 
The Junior program for young people ages 10 through 13. 
The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC)  
The Senior program for young people ages 13-17.
The NLCC and NSCC programs are similar, but vary in that their training sessions
are tailored to be age-appropriate. Many units located throughout Michigan! 


STATE OF MICHIGAN PROGRAMS:

Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy              
3411 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, MI  48906
Phone: 517-481-8083
Email:  DMVA-Webmaster@michigan.gov
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/dmva/0,9665,7-402-100110---,00.html
A three-phase, 17.5-month program. Graduates of the Academy leave with a 
G.E.D, college credits, basic life skills, and goals for their future.The two-week 
entry phase determines if the program is right for a cadet. The 20-week resident 
phase prepares cadets for their G.E.D. and builds on the program's core objec-
tives. The post-resident phase reinforces the program through a mentoring pro-
cess.
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STARBASE
The hands-on program, held at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, introduces
at-risk fifth and sixth graders to practical and interesting activities related to 
science, math, engineering, and technology. The program also teaches goal- 
setting skills to encourage strong self-esteem and positive attitudes.


SERVES ALL OR MOST OF SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN: 

GILDA'S CLUB of Michigan / Children & Teens Programs
3517 Rochester 
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone: 248-577-0800
Email: info@gildasclubdetroit.org
Website: http://www.gildasclubdetroit.org
Just for Children and Teens
Noogieland is our program offering ongoing support for children who have been 
diagnosed with cancer, have a loved one living with cancer, or grieving the loss 
of a loved one to cancer. Noogieland consists of children support groups, edu-
cational and interactive workshops and Camp Sparkle.

Arts & Scraps                 
16135 Harper
Detroit, MI  48224
Phone:  313-640-4411
Email: contact@artsandscraps.org
Website: https://www.artsandscraps.org
Uses recycled materials to help all ages and abilities think, create and learn.
Counties Served: Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties, ages 3 to adult
focusing on under-served children. Registration is online through the site.  

Camp Casey                                         
25882 Orchard Lake  Suite 207
Farmington Hills, MI  48336
Phone:  877-388-8315  ext. 1
Website: https://camp-casey.org 
A nonprofit horseback riding program for children with cancer and their families. 
Counties Served: All of Michigan & ages served is 0-17 and their families.

Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning 
2315 Harmon Lake 
Mayville, MI  48744
Phone: 989-673-2050
Email:  director@thefowlercenter.org    Kyle L. Middleton
Website:  www.thefowlercenter.org
Year round camp established in 1957 serving special needs children and adults. 
Traditional camp as well as Life Trex for individuals on the autism spectrum, 
therapeutic riding, and La Cuisine. In addition we have camp barefoot for 
Traumatic Brain Injured, Outpost for a pioneer-style experience, and respite 
weekends. Don’t miss out on our travel adventures. Fully accessible and 
provide opportunities for learning-by-doing. All activities are by choice. 
Serves ages 6 through adulthood. Counties Served: Wayne, Oakland, and 
Macomb Counties. 

Kids Kicking Cancer                                   
645 Griswold Street  Suite 444
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-557-0021
Website: https://kidskickingcancer.org
A nonprofit dedicated to using martial arts therapy to empower and ease pain 
in children with cancer,sickle cell and other life threatening illnesses. All services 
are provided at no charge to families served, including classes, uniforms and in 
some locations transportation to and from class. Ages served are 3 to 21 years. 
Counties served: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw 

Detroit Tigers Kids Club                 
Phone: 313-471-2274
Website: http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/det/fan_forum/kids_index.jsp
Check this website for free and low-cost activities for kids! 

Detroit Pistons 
For more information on the Pistons-Palace Foundation & community 
programming offered by the NBA Detroit Pistons, please visit
www.pistons.com  

Detroit Children's Choir
3711 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-444-7821
Email:info@detroitchildrenschoir.org
Website: https://www.detroitchildrenschoir.org
The Detroit Children’s Choir is made up of over 300 children, ages 8-18, who 
have a passion and love for singing. Choir members come from a variety of 
cities in S.E. Michigan, representing a range of diverse cultures & backgrounds. 
Children receive music literacy, sight reading skills and vocal technique along 
with the opportunity to perform on stages in the Detroit metro area. The music 
is selected to engage children in singing, including a wide variety of music of 
American heritage, classic children’s choral works, and texts in foreign langu-
ages.The Detroit Children’s Choir is committed to developing young leaders 
who will bring about positive change in our city.

Detroit Opera House
Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus
1526 Broadway
Detroit, MI   48226
Phone:  313-680-6682
Email:  tnash@motopera.org
Website:  https://motc.org
The mission of the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus is to provide 
exceptional choral music & theatrical performance instruction in a profess-
ional environment to young people. This instruction will foster their creativity, personal expression and social growth. Offering a curriculum that embraces 
diverse cultures & traditions and a rich and extensive range of musical genres, 
the program will seek to instill personal and artistic excellence in its students. 
In keeping with its role as a major cultural resource to the entire community. 
Michigan Opera Theatre will offer these unique learning opportunities to a di-
verse group of students from varied economic, cultural and social backgrounds.

Crossroads for Youth
930 E. Drahner 
Oxford, MI  48371
Phone: 248-628-2561 x200
Email:  info@crossroadsforyouth.org
Website: https://crossroadsforyouth.org
Crossroads for Youth is a private, non-profit agency serving at-risk youth 
from throughout southeast Michigan.
Counties Served: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, S.E. MI 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern MI 
Headquarters:
26777 Halsted   Suite 100
Farmington Hills, MI  48331-3560
Phone: 248-473-1400
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Dick & Sandy Dauch Club
16500 Tireman Ave.
Detroit, MI  48228
Phone: 313-523-4540
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Bloomer-Munger Club
SCHOOL-BASED CLUB
5525 Martin
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone: 313-894-3320
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Lloyd H. Diehl Club
4242 Collingwood 
Detroit, MI 48204
Phone: 313-931-7190
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Holden at Trix Academy Club
SCHOOL-BASED CLUB
20045 Joann Ave.
Detroit, MI  48205
Phone: 248-469-5217
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Industry Club
Detroit is the New Black
1426 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
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Northwest Activity Center
18100 Meyers 
Detroit, MI  48235
Website: https://bgcsm.org

YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
Boll Family YMCA
1401 Broadway
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-309-9622
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Metro Youth YMCA & Y ARTS
1401 Broadway  Suite 3A
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-22302841
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Downriver Family YMCA
16777 Northline 
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone: 734-282-9622
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Plymouth Family YMCA
650 Church   Room 111
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone: 734-453-290
Website: https://ymcadetroit.org

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan 
Detroit Service Center / Council Shop *
1333 Brewery Park Blvd
Suite 500
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone: 800-482-6734
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Southgate Service Center
1 Heritage Place   Suite 130
Southgate, MI 48195
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Port Huron Service Center
2186 Water 
Port Huron, MI  48060
Phone: 800-482-6734
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White Lake Service Center / Council Shop / Museum
8545 Highland 
White Lake, MI  48386
Phone: 800-482-6734


DOWNRIVER 

The Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center / DYPAC      
Trenton Village Theatre
2447 W. Jefferson 
Trenton, MI  48183
Phone:  734-673-9507     
Email: dypac@dypac.com 
Website: https://dypac.com
A state-of-the-art performance center, focusing on youth, is our dream. 
It is our hope that through teamwork and determination this dream may 
be turned into a reality.This dream is based on the belief that there is a 
need for a quality facility in the Downriver area, and the fact that there 
is an abundance of talent in the youth of Downriver. Children ages 5 to 
19 can audition. Children selected for roles are required to become a 
DYPAC member. We sometimes cast children who are younger than 5 
with the Director’s approval.

Creative Characters Youth Theater / Allen Park Parks & Recreation Dept. 
Classes held at:
Allen Park Community Center
15800 White 
Allen Park, MI  48101   
Phone: 313-595-5972
Email: creativecharacters2007@gmail.com
Website: https://www.freewebs.com/creativecharacters


DETROIT & OUT-WAYNE COUNTY 


L.A.H.C.
5275 Kenilworth 
Dearborn, MI  48126
Phone: 888-315-LAHC (5242)
Email: info@lahc.org
Website: https://lahc.org/humanservices

Detroit Hispanic Development
1211 Trumbull
Detroit, MI 48216
Phone: 313-967-4880
Website: http://www.dhdc1.org
Urban Arts Academy
Most youth (11-19 years) in our Youth Services begin at DHDC through our 
after-school Urban Arts Academy. This hands-on prevention program uses 
principles from youth development & entrepreneurship to attract up to 100 
Southwest Detroit youth. We engage youth through their own for-profit ven-
tures such as: silk-screening, t-shirt production, graffiti art, music and video 
production. Youth create art through this interactive program incorporating 
music and video to tell their stories. Funding for this program is provided by 
the Skillman Foundation.
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Robotics & Engineering Center of Detroit (RECD)
DHDC is home to the Robotics & Engineering Center of Detroit or RECD 
for short.The RECD is a year-round Robotics Program for youth from 4th-
12th grade. Participants work with engineers and STEM professionals to 
use engineering and robotics in a creative way to solve social issue while 
developing college and job readiness skills. The RECD is also the largest 
First Robotics Build Site in the city of Detroit. Hosting anywhere from 9-11 
high school FRC teams and four middle school FLL Teams.
Also has a Summer Youth Work Program &  Scholarships!

SAMARITAN CENTER 
5555 Conner   Suite #2210
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone: 313-579-4400
Website: https://samaritan-center.com
Holy Cross Samaritan Center Located in the former Mercy Hospital complex,
the Samaritan Center offers a multi-faceted community resource center for 
neighborhoods in the Conner Avenue & I-94 area of Detroit’s East Side.
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Services available at the center include: medical and mental health services, 
job training and placement, educational programs, spiritual ministries, youth 
recreational opportunities, housing development, business and community 
development, and general community support. Services are available for 
seniors, children, adults, and families.

Detroit Phoenix Center 
8801 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-482-0916
Email: info@detroitphoenixcenter.org
Website: http://www.detroitphoenixcenter.org/contact.html
Offers a wide variety of services to youth!

Downtown Boxing Gym 
6445 E. Vernor Hwy.
Detroit, MI  48207 
Website: https://dbgdetroit.org
How We Serve:
The Downtown Boxing Gym currently serves more than 150 students between 
the ages of 8 and 18. Our students come to us from 30 different zip codes and 
57 schools across Detroit and nearby suburbs. Our programs are 100% free to 
all our students. Our ever growing waiting list now exceeds 1,300 children.
Our Mission:
Through education, athletics, mentorship and intervention, the Downtown Boxing 
Gym empowers Detroit students to be positive and productive members of society.
The Downtown Boxing Gym’s fleet of vans picks up and drops off students daily 
to ensure that transportation is not a barrier to participation. Our vans reach every 
corner of the city. 

City Year
National Headquarters: 
287 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA  02116
Phone: 617-927-2500
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City Year Detroit
2937 E, Grand Blvd. 4th floor
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-874-6825
Website: https://www.cityyear.org
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 re-
ceive a $4,725 education award each year that they participate. They can serve 
up to two years. 

Crescendo Detroit
18696 Cherrylawn
Detroit, MI  48221
Phone: 313-310-3383
Email: info@crescendodetroit.org
Website:  www.crescendodetroit.org
Crescendo Detroit has offered youth between the ages of 5 and 18 extra-
curricular programs centered on instrumental music and dance. Located 
in the Dexter-Davison neighborhood, our program is inspired by the “El 
Sistema” in Venezuela, a program of free classical music education to 
youth that started in 1975. 
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Crescendo Detroit offers a truly unique after-school and summer experience 
for its participants. Generally, enrichment programs are centrally located re-
quiring parents to transport their children. For many families without a car, 
this proves a high barrier to participation. We believe that access is important 
regardless of financial means. Because of this, we chose to locate in the neigh-
borhood so that the center is close to where student participants live.

Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance
Headquarters
19321 W. Chicago  Suite 105
Detroit, MI  48228
Phone: 313-397-9280
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Satellite Location:
Boys & Girls Club
16500 Tireman Ave.
Detroit, Michigan  48228
Website: https://www.codyrouge.org
CRCAA serves a large, diverse area on Detroit’s Far West side, working as a community convener, advocate, and resource for over 35,000 residents. We 
include seven distinct neighborhoods: Far West, Franklin Park, Joy Southfield, 
Southfield Plymouth, Warren Ave. Community Organization (WACO), Warrendale, 
and W. Outer Dr.
Our Mission:
The Cody Rouge Youth Council (CRYC) consists of young people ages 12-18 
that live, work, worship or attend school in the Cody Rouge community, and 
have a genuine interest in making a difference in Detroit. Youth Council mem-
bers actively participate in community service projects and planning youth 
and community events for the Cody Rouge neighborhood. Members also gain 
college/career preparation and have opportunities to engage in leadership 
training, participate in the legislative process, and work paid summer intern-
ships. CRYC's mission is to advise community leaders of the unique youth 
perspective and work together on neighborhood concerns and solutions.
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For information about joining the Cody Rouge Youth Council, please contact:
Charday Ward, Youth Coordinator
Phone: 313-397-9280
Email: cward@codyrouge.org

​FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
Administration Office: 
1669 W. Maple 
Birmingham, MI  48009
Phone: 248-646-3347
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First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham
1669 W. Maple 
Birmingham, MI   48009
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St. Thomas Community Presbyterian Church
55355 Mound 
Shelby Twp., MI  48316
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Music Therapy only.
Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center 
3711 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48201
Website: http://www.far-therapy.org
What FAR Does:
FAR uses the creative arts and recreational experiences as therapeutic 
tools to develop the potential of people with special needs as individuals, 
as teammates, as family members and as members of the larger community.
What Makes FAR Different:
FAR offers a wide range of programming options drawing from the fields of 
art therapy, music therapy and recreational therapy in order to provide clients 
the approach that best meets their needs.

Capuchin Soup Kitchen
1820 Mount Elliot
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-579-2100
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Capuchin Service Center
6333 Medbury
Detroit, MI 48211
Phone: 313-925-1370
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4390 Conner  
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone: 313-822-8606  #4224
Website: https://www.cskdetroit.org
Rosa Parks Children’s Program:
The Rosa Parks Children and Youth Program seeks to stretch the minds 
of young people, stimulate their creativity, and explore with them alterna-
tives to violence. This is accomplished by means of after school tutoring 
and art therapy sessions for children ages 6-15, a lending library of over 
5,000 books, numerous seasonal family activities such as making Christ-
mas cookies and decorating Easter Eggs. Teen boys’ and girls’ groups and 
a junior counselor program focus on the development of youth leadership.
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A three week summer peace camp for all children features art, drama, music, 
dance, peacemaking classes and field trips. Other summer priorities include 
a one week leadership camp, a three week academic camp and a garden pro-
gram that meets 4x a week throughout the spring and summer.

Garden City Family Resource Center 
31735 Maplewood 
Garden City, MI  48135
Phone: 734-793-1860
Website: http://www.gardencitymi.org/167/Family-Resource-Center
The FRC provides Youth and Family Services to families with children 7-17 
years old in Western Wayne County. The center offers after school and sum-
mer programs that provide opportunities for positive, pro-social development.
The FRC also provides academic support to assist with homework and studying 
in a quiet environment.

U.N.I.T.Y. (Uniting Neighborhoods And Inspiring Today's Youth)
P.O Box 6917
Detroit, MI 48206
Phone: 313-989-7876
Email: contactus@unitydetroit.org
Website: https://www.unitydetroit.org/programs-outreach
We implement strategies to foster cohesion in the community and work with youth 
through mentoring and sports activities. We work with the communities to assist 
youth with recognizing their dreams and talents and improve community access to 
life improvement opportunities.


LENAWEE COUNTY

The Christian Family Centre / The Centre
1800 W. U.S. Highway 223
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone: 517-263-6232
E-mail: morta@lenawee.org
Website: https://www.thecentre.info
The Christian Family Centre, exists to serve Lenawee County and surrounding 
communities by being a world-class choice for one’s physical, social, and spir-
itual wellness with Jesus Christ being the center. Offers a wide variety of serv-
ices and activities! 

The Salvation Army Adrian 
217 W Church 
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: 517-265-2038    800-SAL-ARMY
Website: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/adrian
Offers a variety of youth programs for youth!


MACOMB COUNTY

FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
Administration Office: 
1669 W. Maple 
Birmingham, MI  48009
Phone: 248-646-3347
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First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham
1669 W. Maple 
Birmingham, MI  48009
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St. Thomas Community Presbyterian Church
55355 Mound 
Shelby Twp., MI  48316
&
Music Therapy only.
Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center 
3711 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48201
Website: http://www.far-therapy.org
What FAR Does:
FAR uses the creative arts and recreational experiences as therapeutic 
tools to develop the potential of people with special needs as individuals, 
as teammates, as family members and as members of the larger community.
What Makes FAR Different:
FAR offers a wide range of programming options drawing from the fields of 
art therapy, music therapy and recreational therapy in order to provide clients 
the approach that best meets their needs.

The Refuge
 43556 N. Gratiot 
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Website: http://www.familyyouth.com/wp/street-outreach-program
The Street Outreach Program (SOP) is sparsley funded by the Department of Health 
and Human Services and the Department of Human Services and individual donations. 
The program provides both street-based and drop in services to youth ages 12-20 to 
assist this population in making a transition from life on the streets to a life of inde-
pendence and self-sufficiency. Staff can provide youth with hygiene, first aid, safer 
sex kits, information and resources. Through street-based services, providing edu-
cational, supportive services and basic needs, youth will be able to utilize FYI services. 
These include access to emergency shelter, drop-in center services, counseling and 
food. The Refuge provides a safe setting in which youth can congregate and utilize 
a spectrum of services. Youth can do homework, enjoy recreational activities, get 
something to eat, get help with job seeking skills or get clothing if in need. Free c
ounseling with a Masters level therapist is also available off site. The Refuge is 
open Tuesday and Thursdays 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Ages 15 to 20. 
(There is a bus stop nearby on Gratiot.)


MONROE COUNTY

YMCA Francis Family (Bedford)                          
200 W. Dean 
Temperance, MI  48182
Phone:  734-847-2417
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YMCA of Monroe 
1111 W. Elm Ave. 
Monroe, MI  48162
Phone:  734-241-2606
Website:  www.ymcaofmonroe.org 
Has a wide variety of programs for the entire family. 

Oaks Village Acorn Children's Village 
924 E. 2nd 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-244-5444
Website: https://www.oaksvillage.net/youth-programs-1
Oaks Victory Village offers many youth and recreational programs. Our 
Montessori style learning center will impact the most vulnerable children 
in all of Monroe County. We believe that we can help parents be successful 
by eliminating the stress of child-care financial concerns, and we can give 
infants and toddlers a love for learning that will break the cycle of poverty 
in their families.
SERVICES:
COST: 
These services are free!


OAKLAND COUNTY

​FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
Administration Office:
1669 W. Maple
Birmingham, MI   48009
Phone: 248-646-3347
&
First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham
1669 W. Maple
Birmingham, MI 48009
&
St. Thomas Community Presbyterian Church
55355 Mound
Shelby Twp., MI  48316
&
Music Therapy only.
Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Website: http://www.far-therapy.org
What FAR Does:
FAR uses the creative arts and recreational experiences as therapeutic
tools to develop the potential of people with special needs as individuals,
as teammates, as family members and as members of the larger community.
What Makes FAR Different:
FAR offers a wide range of programming options drawing from the fields
of art therapy, music therapy and recreational therapy in order to provide
clients the approach that best meets their needs.

THE PHILIP HOUSE MISSION
30800 Northwestern Hwy. Ste 221
Farmington Hills, MI   48334
Phone: 248-532-0023 
Email:  info@thephiliphousemission.org 
Website:  www.thephiliphousemission.org
PROGRAMS
After-School Programming:
Reading really is FUN-damental! Programming designed for children  to learn 
and grow.
&
Home Economics:
This class focuses on essential life skills necessary to navigate through life 
for children and adults. Once learned, these skills are useful in everyday life. 
This course is what was once called home economics.

Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC)
Administrative Offices: 
363 W. Big Beaver  Suite #300
Troy, MI  48084
Phone: 248-559-1990
Website: http://www.myacc.org/youth-programs
ACC’s Fatherhood Mentoring Program provides at-risk male youths ages 9 – 19, 
from the N.E. Detroit area, an opportunity to develop strong and trusting relation-
ships with their fathers and other adult mentors. The mentoring program brought 
together youth, fathers, and other caring adults interested in keeping families and neighborhoods together. The program established an effective “hook” that helped 
youth to value respect and inspired them to stay in school and achieve.
&
The ACC Detroit After- School Program provides at-risk youth ages 9 -17 with the 
support and essential life skills needed to improve academic status, reduce risk-
taking behaviors, increase accessibility to health services, and improve youth sense 
of self-image. Services include academic assistance, tutoring, computer skills train-
ing, service-learning projects, physical education and recreation, mentoring, substance 
abuse prevention, violence prevention and conflict resolution. In a continuing effort to 
promote positive attitudes towards education, youth are required to submit their most 
current report cards to register for the ACC after school program. Report card verification ensures the youth are enrolled in school and actively attending. It also serves as a meas-
uring tool for academic progress and to identify the students’ weak subject areas, allowing 
ACC staff and the youth to focus on and improve those areas.
&
ACC’s Recreational Program provides year round services after school and during day 
time summer hours at its Youth Center in Detroit to assist in guiding youth ages 9 – 17 
through the everyday challenges they may face and promote healthy life choices. The 
program attracts and engages at-risk youth and provides a safe place to be during their 
free time. The sessions are gender and age approximate. Youth are allowed to participate regardless of their skill level. Advanced groups of youth are also selected to be a part of 
ACC’s Traveling Basketball Team, which participates in state wide competitions. These competitions provide youth with the opportunity to travel and get exposure to new exper-
iences. As a result of these camps, along with ACC’s after-school youth program, many of ACC’s participants continue their athletic careers in college.


WASHTENAW COUNTY

Peace Neighborhood Center
111 N. Maple
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
Phone: 734-622-3564
Website: https://peaceneighborhoodcenter.org
Serves children, families, and individuals with after-school programs, summer 
day camps, and emergency assistance. Also offers Mentor program.

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan 
1671 Plymouth 
Ann Arbor, MI  48105
Phone: 734-714-5140
Website: https://www.gshom.org
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 in-
clude career exploration, leadership training, and resident & /day camp and 
community service.

Ann Arbor YMCA
400 W. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
Phone: 734-996-9622
Website: https://www.annarborymca.org
Provides diverse services for youth, families and adults in recreation, 
fitness, sports, childcare, day and residential camping.

Ann Arbor Community Center
625 N. Main 
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone: 734-662-3128
Website: http://www.annarbor-communitycenter.org
Offers a summer learning program.

The Neutral Zone
310 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone: 734-214-9995
Email:  info@neutral-zone.org
Website: https://www.neutral-zone.org
Neutral Zone offers more than 20 programs for high school teens in the 
areas of visual and media arts, education, music technology, literary arts 
and community leadership. If a teen has never been to Neutral Zone before,
we suggest they look at our program offerings and if one (or more!) interests
them, they come at that day and time.

GROWING HOPE URBAN FARM
922 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-786-8401
Email: cassandra@growinghope.net
Website: https://growinghope.net/programs/youth-programs/teen-
leadership-program
Summer Teen Program:
Growing Hope’s paid Summer Teen Program provides teens with an opportunity 
to develop interpersonal, leadership, and job skills while learning gardening and 
nutrition concepts and gaining an understanding of food justice work. This is an
8-week program open to Ypsilanti high school aged youth, ages 14-18. 
Teen Leadership Program:
Growing Hope’s after school Teen Leadership Program is a paid leadership devel-
opment opportunity for teens that have completed our Summer Teen Program. This 
program builds off the skills learned through our summer program and equips teens 
with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become the next generation of change-
makers in our food system.

Ann Arbor Youth Chorale
1100 N. Main    Suite #111
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone: 734-996-4404
Website: http://annarboryouthchorale.org
Our Mission:
The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale’s mission is to transform young lives and enhance 
the cultural life of Southeast Michigan through music education, performance of 
quality choral music, and collaboration at the highest level of artistic expression-
all in a safe, inclusive environment.
Core Values:
Personal and social growth: Foster leadership, self-worth, a cooperative spirit, 
commitment and teamwork among young singers as they work together to ach-
ieve a common goal.
Musical growth: 
Nurture a sense of pride and professionalism through disciplined study, practice 
and performance at the highest standard of excellence. Develop healthy vocal 
techniques while experiencing the joy of ensemble singing.
Diversity and accessibility: 
Make membership accessible to children of all religious, racial, cultural, gender 
and economic backgrounds.
Outreach: 
Lead throughout the community and regionally in pursuit of excellence in music 
education and choral music performance.
COUNTIES 
ARE LISTED
IN 
ALPHABETICAL 
ORDER 
Fauver-Martin Club
24 Ferris 
Highland Park, MI 48203
Phone: 313-868-8450
&
Richard & Patricia Donahey Club
SCHOOL-BASED CLUB
125 S. Edgemont 
Belleville, MI  48111
Phone: 734-697-8863
​&
Romulus Club
SCHOOL-BASED CLUB
36900 Wick 
Romulus, MI  48174
Phone: 734-641-3382
​&
Matilda R. Wilson Club
220 S. Squirrel
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 248-852-1336
​&
​Pontiac Youth Recreation & Enrichment Center
825 Golf Dr,
Pontiac, MI  48341






Macomb Family YMCA
10 North River 
Mount Clemens, MI  48043
Phone: 586-468-1411
&
Birmingham Family YMCA
400 E. Lincoln 
Birmingham, MI  48009
Phone: 248-644-9036
&
Farmington Family YMCA
28100 Farmington 
Farmington Hills, MI  48334
Phone: 248-553-4020
&
South Oakland Family YMCA
1016 W. 11 Mile 
Royal Oak, MI  48067
Phone: 248-547-0030

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