Your support is helping the youth of today become the leaders of tomorrow
Gangs, drugs, alcohol, and teen pregnancy have become the new normal, putting Detroit’s youth on the fast track to prison, poverty, and a lifetime of despair. That’s why DRMM has answered God’s call to provide help and hope to children in distressed communities through a life-changing youth program—officially launched as the DRMM Youth Leadership Academy.
Thanks to the generosity of DRMM donors, and an anonymous supporter who provided matching funds to get the project off the ground, DRMM has formally launched the Youth Leadership Academy.
This program is an afterschool initiative created to cultivate youth through academic achievement, and promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle through sports activities.
Tutoring and mentoring are being offered by youth and adult volunteer tutors, as well as accredited volunteer teachers. Youth academic volunteers will be provided through a partnership with the Caleb White Project for grades K through eight.
A variety of athletic activities encourage and promote fitness and assist in the development of hidden talents a child might otherwise never discover.
Our athletics partners include the Silverback Wrestling Team of Highland Park, the Dearborn Track Club, and Little-Ma-Power Enrichment Academy for basketball.
Dozens of children are already involved in the Youth Leadership Academy, and the program will continue to ramp up, ultimately serving hundreds of children. This measured growth ensures staff and volunteers can provide the best care and attention to each child’s unique needs.
Sincere thanks to all who continue to support this ambitious and life-changing program financially, and through the gifts of time and talent as volunteers. Together, we’re trusting God to bring positive change into the lives of children throughout our community.