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TeamGM volunteers clean up brush and trash. Photo by Howler Staff.
CRISTO REY

Volunteers help improve community

During the second week of September, hundreds of volunteers from General Motors, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV), Ideal Group, and Detroit Cristo Rey gathered for what is known as teamGM Cares Week to improve areas of the city through community service projects.




Cass Technical High School is among six Detroit schools that received donations from Vans to support their music programs.
CASS TECH

Cass Tech gets grant to support music

On Sept. 24, Vans presented Cass Technical High School’s music department with a check for $10,000 and instruments for the orchestra department valued at $10,000. Cass along with five other Detroit Public Schools received money to help subsidize the music curriculum of their respective schools. 







At the Lincoln Hills Restoration Retreat, the young ladies work on self-preservation through yoga and other activities.
KING

Students attend Denver retreat

NAF along with the Fund II Foundation sponsored its second annual Lincoln Hills Restoration Retreat which is normally for black male achievement. But this year, young women were welcomed for the first time since the start of the organization. 




Forty visitors attended the April 11 opening event, including several Renaissance allied students and parents.
RENAISSANCE

RHS ‘Coming Out Wall’ expands to community

In the days leading up to National Coming Out Day last October, the student body at Renaissance High School submitted 225 anonymous posts to a box dealing with mental health, sexuality, and other teen angsts. It filled a hallway that became known as the “Coming Out Wall. This project is now an exhibit at Affirmations, one of the country’s largest LGTBQ community centers.



CASS TECH

Poetry club slams at festival

Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) is a yearly, two-day high school poetry festival in which youth poets from across Michigan are invited to compete, participate in workshops, and experience slam poetry from authors their own age.


English teacher Andrew Kemp and his team of students are on boulders that will be used in the Outdoor Reading Theater as landscape features to add visual interest. These 3-4 foot masses of granite will lend a strong earth science appeal along with the biology appeal of the trees.
KING

Teacher receives $7.5k grant

King’s English teacher Andrew Kemp is in the process of building an Outdoor Reading Theater on the school’s grounds. Kemp applied for an Innovative Educators Grant given by Community Connections Foundation in partnership with United Way and was awarded a $7,500 grant.






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