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Academic Enrichment

Five schools serving three cities

Dearborn: Fordson High School, Miller Elementary, and William Ford Elementary

Dearborn Heights: River Oaks Elementary

Detroit: Advanced Technology Academy

Language Arts Enrichment Center 

The Language Arts Enrichment Center offers two 45-minute sessions per week taught by a certified teacher. Programs include reading comprehension, grammar, spelling and vocabulary skills, and interactive language arts games.

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center offers daily 45-minute sessions with a certified instructor and two tutors. Assistance is available in all subject areas, reading groups and study groups.

Math Enrichment Center 

Two 45-minute sessions are available per week, taught by a certified instructor. Programs help students strengthen and apply math skills to everyday life through interactive games.

Computer Center

Two 45-minute sessions are available per week and include topics in basic computer skills, learning how to look up information on the Internet, web page creation and Adobe PowerPoint presentations.

Youth Development Center

Two 45-minute sessions are available per week. Topics include: Healthy Body Healthy Minds, Career Opportunities, Success and Organization, Self Esteem, Life Skills, Leadership/Teamwork and Environmental Awareness. The program includes guest speakers and activities that rotate every month. 


Sixty students are selected from each school to participate in the program annually. Only those students who have been referred by their classroom teachers, resource teachers, and/or principal or assistant principal, are eligible to enroll.


A healthy, hot supper is served at no cost to participating students at each site daily at the start of the program.


Kauther Alshaibani
Phone: 313-842-6762

Digital Connectors Program

The Digital Connectors Program is a technology-based program funded by Comcast that targets teens between the ages of 12-18. It is a weekend program that uses technology instruction to teach students leadership and life skills, as well as employability skills. The program also provides career exploration, job-shadowing opportunities, and assistance in job searches.

Applications are collected year-round from prospective participants. Each year in September applicants are interviewed and 20 students are chosen to participate in the program. Upon completion, participants receive a financial stipend and are CISCO certified. 


Sarah S. Chaar
Phone: 313-842-6757

Child and Adolescents Health Center

The center promotes health and health education programs for youth, adolescents and parents in partnership with local schools. 


Mona Farroukh
Phone: 313-216-2204

Arab American Youth Leadership Course

This course supports Arab American youth as they develop a sense of self and the capacity to live their lives with authenticity and purpose. The course addresses intergroup relations and enhances a student’s ability to navigate relationships with others.

Students explore topics of identity, culture, dominant narratives in society concerning Arab Americans, geopolitics and contemporary issues. Through a social justice framework, youth are exposed to social movements and change efforts that have been led by young people.

The five-week course meets on Saturdays, and is offered during fall, winter and spring semesters.


Sarah S. Chaar
Phone: 313-842-6757


Youth programs by grade

Review a list of youth programs by grade level.