Help Deserving Students Cover Their Trip

Our goal Is to Raise $3,104 for Essential Expenses for Deserving Students
Hamtramck middle school students have made their small town proud. These incredible students created an outstanding public service video in a Michigan statewide contest hosted by Prevention Network, that ultimately won them first prize for a weeklong trip to attend a training conference. This mid-year CADCA or the Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America conference will be from July 16-20, at Grapevine, Texas this year.

The public service announcement (PSA) video was a challenging contest. Within an hour, the students had to create a video on their cell phones. The local team was vying against competitors from across the state. There were nearly 100 youths who attended the Youth Coalition Leadership Retreat, April 17, as part of the new Michigan Youth Coalition Network (MYCN) program. The Hamtramck All Stars focused their video on vaping prevention, emphasizing that statistics show the majority of peers their age do not vape, and vaping is not worth missing time with their friends.

While the prize of the trip covers airfare and lodging costs for the students; their food and other extra expenses aren’t covered. Travel costs for ground transportation are also needed for the students and chaperones.

Please help these students enjoy their memorable trip without worrying about money needed for the essentials. The students have formed this junior coalition with a focus on preventing substance abuse among their peers and have planned numerous activities throughout their school year. Hamtramck is an enclave of Detroit; it’s a working class community with a wide diversity of ethnic groups and a significant poverty rate.

Per diem costs are $64 per day for food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and $48 for first and last day of travel for $288 per student.
+ $100 travel to airport, hotel,
x 8 people for a total of $3,104.00

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Checks can also be mailed to:
Piast Institute at 11633 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck MI 48212 with Memo: All Stars

Donations (29)

  • Kathleen Nolan
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • kathleen mesenbrink
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Michelle Cook
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Christine Moores
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Christine Hammerle
    • $25 
    • 5 mos


Malgorzata Tulecki
Hamtramck, MI
Piast Institute
Registered nonprofit
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