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This page was last updated: September 29, 2022
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 net-
work 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
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 classrooms are some of the world’s wildest and most awe-inspiring locations. We believe living in untouched places like our classrooms will teach students responsibility 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 alter-
native break programs that inspire lifelong active citizenship. 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 understanding, 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 Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC)  
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 objectives. The post-resident phase reinforces the program through a mentoring process.
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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, educational 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 #1
Website: https://camp-casey.org 
A nonprofit horseback riding program for children with cancer and their families. Counties Served: All of MI 
& 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  Website: 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 sing-
ing. 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 opport-unity to perform on stages in the Detroit Metro area. The music is selected to engage children in singing, in-
cluding a wide variety of music of American heritage, classic children’s choral works, and texts in foreign lan- lguages. 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 & theat-
rical performance instruction in a professional 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 diverse 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 S.E.MI.
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 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, 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 S.W. Detroit youth. We engage youth through their own for-profit ventures such as: silk-screening, 
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 grades. 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 readi-
ness 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.

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 stud-
ents 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 stu-
dents 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 comm-
unity 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 allo- wance of about $200. They receive 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 requiring 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 neighborhood 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, MI  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 members 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 internships. 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 alternatives 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 Christmas 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 program 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 summer 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 & 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 spiritual wellness with Jesus Christ being the center. 
Offers a wide variety of services 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
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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.


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
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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.

THE PHILIP HOUSE MISSION
30800 Northwestern Hwy.  Suite 221
Farmington Hills, MI   48334
Phone: 248-532-0023 
Email:  info@thephiliphousemission.org 
Website:  www.thephiliphousemission.org
PROGRAMS:
After-School Programming:
Reading really is FUNdamental! Programming designed for children to learn and grow.
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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 relationships 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.
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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 ser-
vices, and improve youth sense of self-image. Services include academic assistance, tutoring, computer skills training, 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 educat-
ion, 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 measuring 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.
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ACC’s Recreational Program provides year-round services after school and during daytime 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 partici-
pate 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 experiences. 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 activ-
ities include 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 development 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 gen-
eration 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 S.E. MI 
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 achieve 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
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Richard & Patricia Donahey Club
SCHOOL-BASED CLUB
125 S. Edgemont 
Belleville, MI  48111
Phone: 734-697-8863
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Romulus Club
SCHOOL-BASED CLUB
36900 Wick 
Romulus, MI  48174
Phone: 734-641-3382
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Matilda R. Wilson Club
220 S. Squirrel
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 248-852-1336
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​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
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Birmingham Family YMCA
400 E. Lincoln 
Birmingham, MI  48009
Phone: 248-644-9036
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Farmington Family YMCA
28100 Farmington 
Farmington Hills, MI  48334
Phone: 248-553-4020
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South Oakland Family YMCA
1016 W. 11 Mile 
Royal Oak, MI  48067
Phone: 248-547-0030

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