Bridging 8 Mile Program Dec 5

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Bridging 8 Mile Program Hosting Day-Long Program Dec 5


Dec. 5 Community Challenge Day scheduled in Detroit

DETROIT – The Association for Youth Empowerment, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing transformational programs to schools and communities in southeast Michigan, will host a Community Challenge Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, as part of its Bridging 8 Mile initiative. The event will be held at Detroit Unity Temple, 17505 2nd Ave. in 711 ad slurpeeDetroit.

Educators, teens, community leaders, parents and clergy are invited to participate in the day-long event designed to bridge Detroit and its surrounding suburbs, cities and towns.

The Bridging 8 Mile initiative was launched in 2011 by a group of everyday people committed to transforming the way people relate to one another throughout the region. The group has hosted a number of events and programs over the years to improve race and community relations, including dinners and dialogues as well as team-building workshops.

The December event features Challenge Day, an award-winning experiential program that has been featured on Oprah, MTV’s “If You Really Knew Me” and Tom Brokaw’s “Bridging the Divide” program.

Registration ranges from $20 to $50 and is available at https://communitychallengeday-dec052015.eventbrite.comScholarships are available.Schrock2015_SmilingFace_ad

About Bridging 8 Mile

Bridging 8 Mile is an initiative developed by the Association for Youth Empowerment (AYE) that is dedicated to transforming Detroit, its suburbs, its people and the way we relate to one another. Bridging 8 Mile was founded on the belief that when people unite for the greater good, positive change is inevitable. Our ultimate goal is to connect COMMUNITIES, inspire COMPASSION and take ACTION to call forth the beloved community.

About Association for Youth Empowerment

The Association for Youth Empowerment is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing transformational programs to schools and communities in Southeast Michigan. Through sponsorship and support of social change and leadership programs, AYE assists communities in eliminating isolation, violence and social oppression. Founded in 2006, AYE is dedicated to challenging and empowering young people to create positive change. The organization partners with community members and organizations who share a common goal of eliminating social oppression and of fostering respect, acceptance and compassion in our schools and communities. Visit


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