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"Working for Detroit's Youth" -  "Believing, Achieving, and Succeeding"

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Annual Community Events

 

Garden Day – Typically held in early April, we partner with the University of Michigan -Detroit Partnership with our students and families to prepare our garden for seasonal planting.  Our garden is multi-purposeful; we use it to teach about urban gardening, harvesting, eventual cooking and consumption of fresh vegetables and fruits, for students and their families through our culinary arts class held year round.

WOW JAM – Detroit, We host the outdoor festival on our sports field around the third weekend in July.  Winning our World, International – founded and lead by Stephen and Linda (Peaches) Tavani, has brought this event to Detroit for the past two years.  Our partners in this endeavor are I Am My Brother’s Keeper Ministry, Lady Annette Covington (Detroit), Water of Life Church, Pastor Dan Carroll (Fontana, California).  Through this unique ministry, the community receives hope, healing, and happiness through multiple give-a-ways including bikes, IPods, plants, counseling,  free haircuts, manicures, makeovers, bike repairs and groceries for all families.

Harvest Celebration – Open to the community, this free Halloween alternative, held in Late October is designed to provide a safe space for children to enjoy the holiday in a wholesome way.  Our building is converted into an Indoor carnival which includes games, skilled activities, creative costume contest, prizes and food for youth ages 5 to 15. Children age 9 and under require a parent/guardian to attend. 

Thanksgiving Dinner – We provide a hot traditional Thanksgiving meal (turkey with all the trimmings) to seniors and homeless in the community. The meals are served at The Woodbridge Community Youth Center on Thanksgiving Day to between the hours of 11am to 1pm.