Life Skills Program

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This Life Skills Program is 12-week learning initiative geared toward youth ages 17-24 who are experiencing housing instability or have recently found stable housing. 

Youth will learn about:

  • Mental health, sexual health, physical health

  • Workforce & educational development

  • Housing rights & responsibilities

  • Financial literacy 

  • Nutrition

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Hygiene Practices & More


After School Enrichment Program


SOAR provides a safe and educational after-school experience for students in grades 9-12th who are McKinney Vento eligible. Students have the option of participating in optional enrichment clubs and have access to mental health support, showers, washer/dryer, daybeds and lockers.

SOAR is an After School Hybrid (In-Person + Online) Enrichment Program

  • Arts and Crafts + Games  

  • Fun TikToks & Social Media Mixers

  • Cooking w/Experience Relish 

  • Yoga & Meditation

  • Personal Development

  • Mental Health 

  • Financial Literacy

  • Sign Language Lessons (basics)

  • Theater - College Prep Assistance

  • Preparation for Workforce  Development Training/Trade School

  • Tutors & much more 


Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Program is designed to provide youth in Detroit with year-round paid and summer job readiness training and career readiness opportunities.

Program Partners and Facilitators include:


Blair Memorial Scholarship Program


Blair M. Smith was a compassionate, free spirited young man who loved learning.  He served as the founding president of our Youth Development Leadership Council; providing youth focused and centered insight on the development of our Asset Based Resource Center.  He transitioned in 2017 leaving behind a powerful legacy and a charge to us all to dispel myths around mental challenges and remove barriers to success.


This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate academic fortitude and desire to pursue higher education.

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2020 Blair Memorial Scholarship Recipients

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Armani Arnold

Trevonne Beacham

Reagan Gantz

Jordain Sain

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Program Partners and Facilitators include: