D-Town Farms Service Day
D-Town Farms is a two acre Urban Garden located in the City of Detroit’s Meyers’ Tree Nursery in Rouge Park. They grow over 30 kinds of organic fruits and vegetables
The Springboard to Excellence participants assisted in planting Leeks and Red Cabbage, while learning about urban agriculture , teamwork, and the importance of ones environment
Many Thanks to Baba Malick and our volunteers who made this day enriching and enlightening
Motor City Makeover Service Day
Springboard to Excellence participated in Motor City Makeover, a City-Wide beautification initiative in all districts over 3 weekends.
We partnered with the O'Hair Community Association to assist in the beautification of District 1 neighborhoods by racking leaves, exposing sidewalks, and removing dumped trash from abandoned houses.
Many thanks to the O'Hair Community Association, District 1, and City of Detroit that assisted in the planning and programming of this event.
Arts and Scraps Volunteer Day
Arts and Scraps is a Detroit based non-profit that provides hands-on learning and creative experiences through programs at our facility and in Southeast Michigan with an emphasis on STEM (science, technology,engineering, math) education.
Springboard to Excellence assisted with packing boxes and gathering materials for arts and scraps youth programs.
" My Future Self " poster day
On this day, program participants focused on there career goals and future lifestyles. The board consisted of values and identities, Lifestyles, passions, classes, and activities , and jobs fields that are relevant to those passions and activities and classes.
Students prepared for these boards in previous sessions were topics about future lifestyles, career goals and paths, and values and identities were discussed.
Ronald McDonald Community Service
The Ronald McDonald house was an envision of a house for families who had a member in the Children's hospital undergoing treatment and etc, by Dr. Evans. What started in Philadelphia, spread across the nation and Detroit became the 11th location.
The Ronald McDonald house is inhabited by families who have children in the Children's Hospital. Doctors saw how stressful it was for families who stayed night after night, which is why the house was created.
Community Leaders Panel Discussion
In Sept 2018, Iain Ferguson and Lohren Nzoma were invited to speak on leadership skills and community work, something he has done exemplary work in. Topics discussed were how to give back to your community and the importance of it and leadership skills. Following this, the participants had a Q&A and got to express their ideas and thoughts.
Iain discussing his definition of leadership.
End of Semester One Celebration
Springboard to Excellence program participants in out first cohort celebrated their accomplishments throughout the semester with a summer cookout and karaoke day. We are super proud of all our participants and very grateful for our volunteers who assisted in the success of this program!
2018 Semester 1 Program Participants
- Khaliqa Warren
- Dori Booker
- Hawlaane Sarr-Robbins
- Laila Mohamed
- Soren May
- Alexis Mayfield-Banks
2018 Semester 1 Volunteers
- Patrick Brobbey
- Samba Danfa
- Zainab Jalloh
- Erica Clark
Created with an image by Sven Schlager - "Tree shadows on moss"