February Update
Dear Friends,
Happy Mardi Gras to you~ 
The goal of this newsletter is to give more information about Dedicated to Make a Change.  DTMAC is a for-profit business. As an L3C, we demonstrate a triple bottom line of our commitment to our community, aspiration to create a just education system, and financial training to our employees. All our programs and services provide and prioritize learning and academic solutions for youth who attend underfunded schools.
 

We hosted our first teen party of the year on January 15th. Each month, on the third Friday of the month,  2/19, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20, 6,17, 7/15, there is a party. The parties are from 8-11 pm and cost $5 at the door. All teens 13-17 in the Ypsilanti community are invited. The location is the Ypsilanti Senior and Community Center in Rec. Park on N. Congress. The intent of the  parties is to involve youth in the community by standing up for non-violence and giving them something to do. 

Are you interested in learning ways to Engage Youth In The Community? DTMAC will teach groups and organizations how to actively involve people from 12-18 years old. Most high schools and all colleges require service experience, and there is enough need for service in our own cities and counties, so getting that experience should not require traveling to another country. The goal of Learning To Engage Youth In The Community is to help students become actively interested and involved in service work experiences in their own communities and to help organizations understand that youth are not the problem; they are the solution.
Justin Thomas met with Representative Rutledge at the clubhouse in December to discuss his college plans.

There is a mandatory Parent Meeting on Saturday, March 5 at 2:30 for our Spring Break trip to Washington D.C. 
The trip is Saturday, April 2nd to Saturday, April 9th, 2016.

For the second year, DTMAC partnered with A2Ethics at the Michigan Ethics Bowl. Tenaya Robinson, Dominick Carthage, Juan Davis, and Justin Thomas participated in the 2016 Michigan High School Ethics Bowl at the U of M Palmer Commons Conference Center from 9 am to 5:30 pm.
Check out this article for more information and to see pictures of the participants practicing.

Jasmon Brown, Tenaya Robinson, and Gail Wolkoff represented DTMAC at the EMU My Brother's Keeper event on January 18th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We welcome the new Social Work 350, Occupational Therapy, and Communication Capstone from EMU, who will be at the clubhouse this semester.
Justin, Juan, Tenaya, Dominick present their five minute case at the Ethics Bowl.
 
Jasmon, Juan, Howard, and Justin making peace cranes as a means to raise money. 

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