Muskegon Heights Community Center

B.A.M is a community organization based in Muskegon Michigan,founded by activists dedicated to uplifting,empowering, and loving Black and Brown communities. B.A.M. stands for By Any Means Necessary, we will go the distance to make a change in our communities. We believe that we can empower our community through education, unity, collective economics, community service, respect for the environment, & international aid & solidarity. 

Our organization has taken the time to assess the needs of the community. Through many interviews with children, parents, and local community activists, after countless discussions with lawyers, local educators, and even law enforcement, the need for a community center was ubiquitous. 

There is absolutely nothing in Muskegon Heights for the youth to participate in. This leads to high rates of juvenile crime and violence, there is a lack of constructive opportunities and activities which leads to low level education and high drop out rates. A community center in Muskegon Heights would resolve these issues as well as promote exercise in minority communities, boost local economy, keep adolescents safe, & boost property value. The objectives of this community center are as follows

Immediate Objectives 

To offer constructive opportunities and activities to hundreds of children
 To bring in programs and charities from around world
 To give the children positive role models from both domestic and international backgrounds 
To begin entrepreneurial projects and programs that can bring financial support to the children and their families 
To provide a safe place for children to go after school while parents are working
 To offer more programs and opportunities that provide life skills, home skills, financial literacy, authentic culture history, hands on experience, agriculture,entrepreneurship, skilled craft/trade & arts to the youth of Muskegon county 
Long-term objectives 

To increase the literacy and education level of the children in the area 
 To reduce the amount of crime in the community 
 To lessen the divide between white and black races in Muskegon
 To raise the family income levels of the families in the area 
To increase youth appreciation and understanding of the arts, culture, and history

. Recreation and leisure,like culture and art, plays a very significant role in communities. They have been proven to be beneficial by promoting the development of inclusive communities, improving overall health and well being of individuals, provides a meeting space for the city outside of town halls and churches, and contributing to the empowerment of individuals. It is NECESSARY that this community center is built for the good and advancement of our community. This would be taking a step in a positive direction. 

Your support is crucial in our efforts to solve the problems that plague not just our community but the nation.If you are able, we would love if you could make a donation to help us achieve our mission. No donation is too little. Anything will help.

Thank you in advance for your contribution. Your donation will go towards the construction and opening of this community center.

If you would like a copy of the complete proposal for this community center please email us at [email redacted]

Peace & Blessings



  • Bevan Cottone 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Deontae Carprnter 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • Ke Ke 
    • $10 
    • 3 d


BAM Organization 
Muskegon, MI
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