Support high school diplomas

$1,445 of $25k goal

Raised by 18 people in 1 month
Gail Wolkoff
on behalf of steven wilcoxen
 YPSILANTI, MI
The starting of Educate Youth spans many years. In June 2011, I began looking for academic opportunities for the adolescents living in the City of Ypsilanti. To my amazement, there were no academic-based programs; many of the programs were sports-based or had a large acceptance fee.

We decided to start our own program that was specifically designed for middle school students. We met at the library for four weeks during the summer, doing academics four days a week, and leaving one day for community service. We always met for four hours a day. The program was free of charge, transportation was provided, and participants were given basics in academics, soft skills, and positive group interactions.

 What did we learn? All the students wanted to continue this program during the school year This was the beginning of Having Opportunities for Positive Education, H.O.P.E., one of the four programs being moved to Educate Youth.

 All of our programs are created by youth, for their peers. Our mission has remained consistent: to connect youth with the world to promote peace, greater understanding, and a love of learning. All the programs, S.A.T. Preparation, Prevent and Prevail : an Open exchange of ideas about Sex, Empowerment, Drugs, and Prevention for STDs and HIV, Ethics Bowl , and H.O.P.E . are moving from Dedicated to Make a Change to Educate Youth 501c3.

 Educate Youth 501c3 is being started because we want to make a difference in the lives of Ypsilanti youth. It is a chance for the community to provide the needed sources of funding for the youth programs that change lives. Educate Youth 501c3 is the evolution and culmination of Dedicated to Make a Change’s youth-centered educational programs into a single, independent entity. Here in Ypsilanti, Educate Youth serves teens from underfunded schools, where students are not receiving an adequate education. Our focus is to give youth the tools to thrive in an academic environment, function effectively in the workforce, and to develop skills for positive interactions with others. Educate Youth is a job for the program's participants.

For 1 hour of work, a student makes $8.  Students typically work a 10 hour week. This is on top of going to school 35 hours/week.
For the tutors, it takes $12 to pay them by the hour.
By donating, you are ensuring the financial future of both a current professional worker, and a future leader in our community.
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Update 6
Posted by Gail Wolkoff
16 days ago
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Help to redefine who gets a high school diploma and leaves high school with a plan for success.
Learn about Educate Youth~ the new non-profit in Ypsilanti.
https://educateyouthypsi.org
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Update 5
Posted by Gail Wolkoff
20 days ago
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Be a Force for Positive Change~ Become a donor to our Go Fund Me~ Support high school diplomas~
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Update 4
Posted by Gail Wolkoff
23 days ago
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A reason to donate $15. This money pays for one participant to attend one SAT preparation class.
Here are two facts:
The SAT is the second week of April. Spring Break is the first week of April.
The SAT math has trigonometry; students who are taking the SAT have not learned this yet.
Educated Youth's SAT class has given 8 hours of preparation including teaching SOH CAH TOA.
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Update 3
Posted by Gail Wolkoff
1 month ago
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We are a full fledge non-profit with papers, numbers, and bi-laws.
Life is good.
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$1,445 of $25k goal

Raised by 18 people in 1 month
Created February 8, 2017
Gail Wolkoff  
on behalf of steven wilcoxen
SK
$40
Stephanie Kavanaugh
7 days ago
$150
Anonymous
10 days ago
EW
$30
Ed Weinberger
14 days ago

I'm glad that someone is doing these things, since I'm not that selfless!

AM
$75
Andrew + McLaine Mast
23 days ago

We believe in you!

$50
Anonymous
26 days ago
GW
$100
gail wolkoff
1 month ago

Brilliant, just brilliant~

$25
Phil Good-Elliott
1 month ago
KL
$300
Kathryn Larson
1 month ago

You are an amazing educator with a crucial vision which I am pleased is being realized!

KS
$75
Ken Shannon
1 month ago
JB
$100
Joshua Barr
1 month ago
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