In The Zone                                                  June 2017

At Ozone House, our efforts to help youth lead safe, healthy and productive lives include community education and outreach on issues surrounding youth homelessness. Over the past few weeks, several youth and community members who we have the privilege of working with have been recognized for their contributions to ending youth homelessness. We encourage you to take a few minutes to read about the remarkable ways in which the individuals featured below are changing lives and improving our community.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Teams Up with Former Ypsilanti Foster Youth for Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day.
I f you attended our Harvest of Hope event in 2016, then you met Brittney and heard her incredible story about triumphing over homelessness. Read her story, "Invisible," here. Brittney is a member of Ozone House's SpeakOut team and a former Peer Outreach Worker. Thank you, Brittney, for your advocacy and efforts to improve the lives of youth across our state and country. Read the press release here!
Brittney Barros with Congresswoman Dingell and fellow student, Mario McLean

Ypsilanti twins named 2017 Young Citizens of the Year
Twin sisters Zakiyyah Rahman and Sakinah Rahman, who volunteer for Ozone House's SpeakOut program, were recently named the 2017 Young Citizens of the Year by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. Read the press release here!

Twin sisters Zakiyyah and Sakinah Rahman 

The Hidden Homeless on College Campuses | Shawntae Harris | TEDx YDL
Shawntae Harris, a founding member of the Millennial Ozone House Board,  presented a Tedx YDL talk about  youth homelessness on college campuses and what Ozone House is doing about it. Watch Shawntae's TedxYDL talk here! 

Shawntae Harris

Scholarship Awarded
William A., current Peer Outreach Worker (POW) at Ozone House, received a scholarship from the ALPHA PHI ALPHA Fraternity, Inc. THETA ZETA LAMBDA Chapter. Congratulations to Will, a teen patron and 2016 summer intern at the YDL-Michigan branch.
William A.

thankyouThank You!

This spring, nearly 70 students who have experienced homelessness will be graduating from high school!  We sought out your help in order to recognize their amazing accomplishments.   

Because of your generosity, the Education Project has collected enough gift cards to supply each graduating senior with a gift to celebrate their hard work!
Thank you for your support! 
Winner! Winner!

We are proud to announce that Ozone House will receive $5000 from   The Bouma Group Charity Challenge. While we actually came in 2nd place in the votes, the winner had previously won. By default, we receive 1st place. Best news ever! Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote!

$5000 supplies ten youth with emergency shelter, meals, skills training, and counseling. We are so grateful!

getinvolvedGet Involved
To see our full calendar, click here. 

June 16
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Hollway Field
601 West Stadium Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
AFC Ann Arbor vs Milwaukee Torrent, Ozone House night

Ozone House will be at the AFC Ann Arbor vs. Milwaukee Torrent match doing trivia, tossing out t-shirts and so much more! Join us.

Also, meet our D-SIP (Development summer intern program) intern Tristan Jacob. He'll be out in midfield, but he'll be thinking about Ozone House!

Purchase tickets here.

June 26

Conor O'Neill's
318 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 

Ozone House Trivia Night at Conor O'Neill's

This should be a blast! Trivia about homeless youth mixed in with the real deal trivia night like only Conor O'Neill's can do.  

Our Millennial Board (MOB) will be there to hand out special prizes all night long. Come meet these spectacular individuals and support Ozone House, all while having fun. 

Want to volunteer?
We have several volunteer opportunities. Click here to see what is available and to sign-up.
Harvest of Hope 2017 
Saturday, September 23rd 
at the Domino's World Resource Center
Want to become a sponsor for the Harvest of Hope event? Click here for more information.

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