Elevation Youth Corp
Join Elevation Youth Corp in the Youth Center for a fun mini photoshoot, and learn the basics of how to snap an awesome shot! Elevation Youth Corp (EYC) is an arts education nonprofit organization in Ypsilanti, Michigan founded to target at-risk teens with mentorship and training centered on the creative arts and entrepreneurship.
The Riverside Arts Center
Join educators from Matthaei Botanical Garden for Nature play with "loose parts" to check out, and a "make your own wings" craft station.
The BBGNA's mission is promoting environmental enjoyment, stewardship and sustainability through education, research and interaction with the natural world.
Harmony Counseling Center
Enjoy a variety of fun science experiments with U of M's Biology Outreach Team, all day in the Youth Center. The purpose of BOT is to connect people with science. Our students show that science is something tangible that you can do in your own hands, and something that anyone of any age is capable of.
If you love science and people, reach out to us! We are always looking for new members, and new outreach opportunities.
Black Men Read (BMR)
Black Men Read will host a reading followed by a Bichini Bia Congo dance tutorial by Tamara in the RAC Theater at 12:45 pm. As well as a literacy make and take activity, or a dance activity all day in the Youth Center.
BMR envisions a beloved community where all children feel loved, seen and valued. We believe that the rich tradition of oral storytelling was how communities thrived before the written word. Now, through books, we hope that young people and their families will carry forward these Indigneous traditions by engaging in readings and learning with us. Ours is a world where all children embrace reading and have fully taken hold of the opportunity to discover their world through learning and inquiry.
We are teaching children to read their world, not just books. We are engaging our children in re-shaping a world where they cannot fail; where their zip code does not define their opportunity.