YVPC In Your Neighborhood

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Have you seen people walking around your neighborhood with clipboards? As part of the MI-YVPC evaluation, each summer we conduct property assessments in the intervention and comparison areas.  The purpose of the property assessment is to examine the effects of specific community change projects (such as community gardens)  on the maintenance and upkeep of properties. For the next 8-10 weeks, …

Congressman Kildee visits YES program (Video)

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As part of the Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES) program, the young people meet with community leaders to discuss issues they feel are important.  On April 29, YES students from Church Without Walls, met with U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee. Congressman Kildee said he came away with a four point agenda after talking with the young people.  The first was a need …

My Safe & Healthy Futures: Antonio Brown

Adults play an important role in creating Safe and Healthy Futures

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By: Briana Jefferson, MI-YVPC Intern Adults may not always realize how much impact they can have on the lives and futures of children. The “My Safe and Healthy Future” contest asked students to answer four questions and submit an original drawing, poem, song or story about their future. The questions included were as follows: What does my safe and healthy future …

My Safe & Healthy Futures: Shariah Jenkins


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The winners of the Safe and Healthy Futures Contest have been chosen!  We had 35 entries from the fifth and sixth grades at Doyle Ryder and Durant Tuuri Mott Schools  and three winners and three runner-ups were chosen. You can read the winners’ essays and see (and hear) their artwork on our Safe and Healthy Futures Contest page.   Many thanks to …