May 9th be part of history and participate in the 1st National
Give Out Day
PREVENT AND PREVAIL: AN OPEN DISCUSSION OF SEX, EMPOWERMENT, IDENTITY, STD’S AND HIV
Below is the link for the Razoo fundraiser for Prevent and Prevail.
Our Goal is to raise $6000 to fund Prevent and Prevail for the next two years.
A program that places participants in communities such as Detroit, Lotts Creek, Kentucky and New Orleans to engage in service and experiential learning. For this yearʼs youth service experiences, youth will be traveling to the Lower 9th Ward. For NOLA Trip 2013, we will complete day-long projects with community members and learn about issues surrounding poverty. Participants share in the planning and programming of the trip. We meet Every Sunday, from 2-4, to plan the service experience.
Service trips support academics learned in school.
Many colleges and universities are looking for students with service and world experiences.
New Orleans Youth Service Experience
NOLA DATES for 2013: March 30-April 7 and April 27-May 5
Youth Service Experiences, New Orleans, place participants in the Lower 9th Ward to engage in community and experiential learning. We complete day-long projects with community members and learn about issues surrounding poverty.
Participants share in the planning and programming of the trip. We meet Every Sunday, from 2-4, to plan the service experience.
By participating in the Alternative Spring Break participants earn a sense of pride in the work that they do and the change that they create.
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION:
Amtrak Departing Ann Arbor at 12:29 arriving New Orleans, the next day, at 3:30 PM
Departing New Orleans at 1:45 arriving Ann Arbor, the next day, at 5:45 PM
HOUSING, WORK & FOOD:
Housing is dorm room style with a group area for eating and meeting. Meals are prepared. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. However, take note: most meals will include vegetable choices cooked “southern style,” with ham, bacon, etc. If you have any specific dietary limitations, you may need to provide some of your own food.
We work everyday including Saturday but not Sunday.
COST OF THE TRIP:
Approximately: $900.00. Financial Assistance is available. Contact Gail Wolkoff: (734) 218-2953.
A program created by youth, between the ages of 13-16, after leaning that the HIV infection rate is highest among people between the ages 13 and 23. The goal is to have open discussions in a safe, confidential, fun, and all inclusive environment. Some of the topics of discussion include: Relationships and Intimacy, Sex, Pregnancy, Homosexuality, Transsexuality, Religion, Bullying, Drugs, Rape, Date Rape or Abuse, STIs and STDs, Gender, Ethics and Laws Regarding Sex.Information is also discussed about stopping the spread of HIV in your community through education, protection and testing.
For more information: Visit our Prevent and Prevail page.
A pilot after school program for middle aged youth, ages 11-14. The goal is to identify and develop positive character traits and ways to be physically healthy.
A program for creating travel care packages for Lutheran Family Services of Michigan. Each day 58 children are taken from their homes and put into Foster Care. They are given plastic bags or garbage bags and 5 minutes to pack their belongings. This sends the message that the children and their belongings are trash. Dedicated to Make a Change wants to change this message by providing foster children with suitcases filled with items such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, underwear and pen pal notes from DTMAC youth.
A program that offers a safe, after school hang out alternative for teens at the Jim Toy Community Center.
The Darfur Club was started by a 7th grader who wanted to stop the genocide in Sudan and provide former citizens of Darfur with a safe place to live. Five years later, the Darfur club has over 25 members throughout Washtenaw County and provides support to legal refugee families that are currently residing in Grand Rapids.
GED Support, Service Resumes, Future Programs to be Imagined and Developed by Youth
Dedicated to Make a Change offers consultation for educators, administrators, parent groups and students as well as planning and developing service projects. We also provide high quality, diverse training opportunities and easy-to-integrate curriculum development.
Few people change anti-social behavior of their own volition. The chance of a minor doing so is even less likely. As educators, all of us at Dedicated to Make a Change are committed to turning aggressive bullying demeanor into socially acceptable behavior.
This brochure provides users with a wide range of tactics, routines and solutions to follow over a six-month timeline to productively complete this transformation.