- Posted June 18, 2012 by
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City smackdown: Detroit
Detroiters United & Celebrity Athletes Team Up to Host Community Outreach Youth Day & Forum for At-Risk Youth
“The youth in the City of Detroit need us. They need to know that we care, we hear their cry and we are here to support them however we can.” Gail Perry-Mason the group’s organizer explained. Perry-Mason a respected authority in the financial industry is also a well-known advocate for children as she volunteers much of her time teaching youth the importance of money management. She founded and directed the original Money Camp for Teens and the first youth investment club. Each year Gail hosts a Money Camp for Youth, which has instructed over 6,000 young people in the Detroit-Metro area and mentored over 25 young women who are now professionals in the financial industry. Currently she is conducting a program in the Detroit Public Schools that teaches financial literacy and outlines the steps to entrepreneurship.
With gurus like Gail Perry-Mason, and the Jason Richardson Foundation’s Man-Up and Speak to the B.R.I.M. programs, the youth empowerment day is geared for success. Partnering with existing successful programs is a bonus to this excellent idea. With aftercare resources in place the participants have a program which will empower them for continue success. Participants will walk away with a designated path for a journey towards outlining a life plan to become productive citizens in the community. Registration is available online at www.Detroitersunited.com or www.jrf23.org/event.php?id=2.
Detroiters United, is a humanitarian organization comprised of volunteers encompassing various professions, resources, and life experiences with a common interest to save at-risk youth. Committed to empowering at-risk youth and families, Detroiters United provides comprehensive and innovative programs. Our programs challenge youth to envision and navigate a rewarding future characterized by independent thought, achievement, and social responsibility. For more information visit www.Detroitersunited.com or call 248-270-8338.