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Mentors Plus Program Celebrates with Picnic, Seeks Volunteers

October 15th 2019

Each of the mentors agrees to spend a minimum of one hour a week with a young person, who could use some extra support from their community.

Club Kids Inspired by Tiger’s Manager Ron Gardenhire…

April 20th 2019

Club Kids Inspired by Tiger’s Manager Ron Gardenhire, Jim Hoff Memorialized (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 19, 2019) Detroit, MI- Metro Detroit Youth Clubs have a long history of working with the Detroit Tigers baseball team for support and inspiration. That partnership was celebrated Wednesday morning as Detroit Tigers Manager Ron Gardenhire joined Club Kids and […]

Girls on the Run Helps Hazel Park Young Women Grow Strong

April 5th 2019

Girls on the Run Helps Hazel Park Young Women Grow Strong (Tina Haas, April 5, 2019) Check out our “Get Involved Guide” for more stories about local organizations. Thank you to Bosco Lounge for sponsoring this series.  Want to contribute a write up of a group you care about?  Message editor@oc115.com with your idea. Hazel […]

Volunteers Needed County-Wide to Mentor through Youth Assistance

January 11th 2018

Volunteers Needed County-Wide to Mentor through Youth Assistance Waterford, MI- Throughout Oakland County volunteers are needed to mentor through Oakland County Youth Assistance. A little of your time can make a big difference. As a Mentors Plus volunteer, only a few hours of your time each month, will help a young person in your community. […]

Abbey Lovelace Surprised as Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year

November 26th 2017

Abbey Lovelace Surprised as Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 26, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – Abbey Lovelace was just six years old when she became a Club Kid.  At the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties’ Royal Oak location, she grew up with an […]

Ferndale Businessperson Funds Reading Program, Calls for Matching Support

September 11th 2016

Ferndale Businessperson Funds Reading Program, Calls for Matching Support (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  For a minute it was awkward.  Nervous teenagers who were happy to be out of class but quiet and shy around unknown grown-ups and the press.  They were there in main hall of Ferndale High School to […]

Celebrity Softball Helps Raise Money for Boys and Girls Clubs

July 12th 2016

Celebrity Softball Helps Raise Money for Boys and Girls Clubs (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  Abraham Lincoln taking a selfie.  Boxing legend Thomas “the Hitman Herns” sitting in the bullpen of the neighborhood park watching local TV anchors playing softball with 1968 Detroit Tiger Ike Blessit and Royal Oak Mayor Jim […]

Great Futures Honored at the 2016 Boys and Girls Clubs Dinner

February 21st 2016

Great Futures Honored at the 2016 Boys and Girls Clubs Dinner (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 21, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Rashemia Powell stood before the crowd at the 2016 Celebrating the Future Dinner for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties, accepting the award as one of two Youths of the […]

Southfield Event to Inspire Mentorship Feb. 10

January 12th 2016

Southfield Event to Inspire Mentorship Feb. 10 (EVENT page) Southfield January is National Mentoring Month and the need for positive role models for youth throughout the Detroit area and beyond is great. According to Mentor, the national mentoring partnership, 1 out of 3 children will grow up without a mentor. Empowered Flower Girl, a social […]

Greenmen Group Gives First Scholarship, Seeks Involvement

June 14th 2012

“We want to remove as many barriers as we can. We hope that the scholarship will not only provide some much needed funds, but also some encouragement for them to continue down their path,” Hall said.