A million candles burning for HOPE in 2017
Greetings in the season of holidays and a New Year~
 
A few months have past since the last newsletter from Dedicated to Make a Change. Here is an overview of our past activities.  To learn more details of each, check out  our website.
In September, we distributed 21 backpacks to middle and high school students living in Ypsilanti. 
Do you know of a teen needing a backpack or a refill of school supplies? Send them our way~ 734 358 1402
 
Many of you supported the DTMAC youth entrepreneurs at the Ypsilanti Farmer's Market for 5 weeks this summer. Thank you! 
When school started we moved to Saturdays to sell our handmade jewelry and crafts. 
The end of November, we had a table at the Holiday Shoppe & Cafe at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church.
If you are in want of beautiful items, we still have many pieces available.

EDUCATE YOUTH 501c3 
our new nonprofit

2017 brings new exciting changes~
 
EDUCATE YOUTH 501c3 is our new nonprofit arm. The goal of Educate Youth is to expand our 100% academic success rate for the teen living in Ypsilanti city and township.
Educate Teens has the primary focus on youth success. We define success by earning a high school diploma and having a plan for their next five years. 
We use a wrap around approach to give the support, encouragement, hope, and engagement into academics and the community.
 
Prevent and Prevail made changes. These changes are in response to what facilitators are hearing from Prevent and Prevail participants and learning in trainings. 
  • Increased the number of weeks from 5 to 6 weeks
  • Increased time from two hours to two and a half
  • Included more in-depth information on consent, contraception, drugs and alcohol, and PrEP. 
Our next Run begins January 21.  
  • 1/21- Session 1~ Introduction, Orientation, Expression, Identity, Anatomy, including menstruation, Physiology, Consent definition, 
  • 1/28- Session 2~ STD, STI, HIV, testing, Risky behavior, PrEP, Consent and the law
  • 2/4-Session 3~ Drugs and Alcohol, Consent around usage 
  • 2/11- Session 4~ Relationships and Power, Signs of Consent
  • 2/18-Session 5~ Contraception, Pregnancy and Choices, Consent
  • 2/25- Session 6~ Review and Closing
Time: 12-2:30
Location: 104 South Huron Street #1

Ethics Bowl Practice
YCS Ethic Bowl Practice is in full swing. Here is our practice schedule. 
December 22             4-7pm
January 5 and 6        3-6pm
January 9-13             5:15-7:15
January 16-20           5:15-7:15
January 23-27           5:15-7:15
January 28-29           Ethics Bowl   Palmer Commons/ U of M             

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