WHAT WE DO
Redeem Detroit offers many programs to the Detroit Community and have served over 500 families since 2010 and even more children. Presently we have the following programs:
JoyBell Summer Youth Program: where youth come to our Redeem Center located at 8030 E. OuterDrive, and get involved with creative activities including music, art, math, reading, and physical activities. The program serves free lunch and starts on July 5, 2016 from 11am - 5pm, Tuesday-Friday.
Change the Mentality Sports and Fitness Program:This program is for young adults to learn the skills needed to play on organized sports teams. They not only learn Basketball, Kick Ball, Baseball, etc., but they learn teamwork and character.Tuesdays and Thursdays 5pm-8pm
Arktown Senior Program is for our elders who want to get out of the house and have recreation time with fellow seniors. They play games, go on field trips, have discussions, and get help with daily activities they need. Free lunch is served as well. This program is located across the street from the Redeem Center in the Martin Evans MBC Annex Building and its open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am-3pm.
Keyway to the Kids Print Media and Music Production Program is also in the Annex Building. These programs teach the young and the old how to be entrepreneurs by learning how to create T-shirts, Graphic Designs, and Music. This Program is offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm-7pm
La'de Girls Mentorship Programstarts on June 25, 2016 in the Annex Building on Saturdays 12pm-2pm. We have two wonderful mentors who will teach the girls, ages 11-13, the etiquette of being a lady.
Moving Forward Association (MFA) works with returning citizens and allows this group to have a place to gather and have support group sessions as well as learn job training skills as well as share resources with one another. They meet on Fridays at 1pm-3pm at the Annex Building.
Project NOAH This program is to help single moms who have children ages 1-4 and who are unemployed. They will learn job training skills as well as parenting and life skills along with their children. Click here to learn more
VOCATIONAL INTEREST PROGRAM (V.I.P.) This program is available to all of our demographic groups but it really focuses on at risk high school students in the Detroit Public School Systems. We target those students who are disengaged, disruptive, and at risk of failing, dropping out, and or committing crimes. We will spark the interest of these students primarily by providing basic hands on training in various vocational trades such as painting, framing, drywall, plumbing, electrical, auto repair, etc. As students become engaged in the hands on aspects, we will introduce real world math concepts that are necessary to complete vocational projects as well as math skills that are used to price potential jobs for clients. Some of the math concepts will include finding the area needed to cover floors and walls, how much material to order based on measurements taken, how to measure to the nearest fraction, etc. All of these real world math problems will increase the student’s understanding of algebra, area, perimeter, fractions, decimals, proportions, etc. Once the student has a basic experience in each trade, we will use tests, quizzes, surveys, and the judgment of projects to determine the students’ areas of strength. With this information we will recommend that the participant pursue further training in those areas at Wayne County Community College (WCCC). With the help of WCCC advisors, we hope to enroll the students in the proper classes that will allow them to earn college credits while still in High school, and we hope to also secure the student a position at the proper WCCC campus upon graduation. This program will prevent many young teens from dropping out of school and committing crimes and it will also allow them to discover their own self-worth and a meaningful purpose for their lives.
THE COMMUNITY WORK FOR RENT PROGRAM (C.W.F.R.) This program is ultimately designed to revitalize neighborhoods and communities while at the same time creating jobs and businesses. The concept of the program is to allow returning citizens and homeless veterans to live in a furnished home without the financial pressures of having to pay rent. Instead of paying rent, the participants will commit 16 hours of community service per month (cleaning parks, planting gardens, securing vacant houses, etc.) and 32 vocational training hours per month in the V.I.P. Program and GED classes if needed. With the new skills acquired through this ongoing program, we will help each participant secure employment and or business contracts to do work for local businesses and organizations. We will also help these participants purchase their own homes and cars. With the vocational training, the soft skills training (financial literacy, computer skills, public speaking, etc.), and the community work ethic, these men will be equipped with social and employment skills that will lead them to become self-sufficient, caring, and productive citizens.
Redeem Detroit offers many other events such as Book Bag giveaways, Feeding the Community, Black Business Expos, Open Basketball gym, Basketball Leagues, and many other things that will help pull the community together and move us in a positive direction.
For more information about our programs contact us.
REDEEM DETROIT offers programs that offer skill-building, training, support, and other opportunities that will enhance the participants’ chances of earning a decent income as well as staying out of trouble.