Inner City Youth Group is a newly established nonprofit, incorporated in November 2008. ICYG provides a safe and structured environment for inner-city youth (ages 6-30) of low-income families after school and during the summer. ICYG children have benefited from life skills, the summer camp, after school homework assistance and academic tutoring and field trips provided by the organization and community sponsorships.
Inner City Youth Group's main objective is to increase under-privileged youth in the Chandler Park Community's academic grades, help them graduate from high school, prevent teenage pregnancy by giving the youth an alternative during after-school and collaborate with parents to help meet the needs of our struggling community.
Girls on the move offer after-school programs to youth between the ages of 7-17 which also includes parent involvement and women within the Detroit community. Inner City Youth Group envisions a community where girls and their parents are able to fully develop intellect, creativity and social ability. Inside Girls on the move, we have an academic community of parents and children that achieves success at a target of educational excellence, parenting skills, health and wellness, female self-sufficiency and teenage pregnancy prevention.
The youth are registered with the registrar. They join through an orientation process. They are welcome to come to the center during its hours of operation, Monday through Thursday. The center will open at 4:00 p.m. offering adult mentors, tutors for the youth, particularly emphasizing educational literacy and a nutritional meal. The special curriculum will consist of Health and Wellness, Financial Literacy, Parent/Youth Connection, Life Skills, and Community Service. The academic portion will continue from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM From 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM there will be a special curriculum. The program is designed to run through the school year from October through mid-June.
During the Health and Wellness curriculum, the girls will be encouraged to experience a different class throughout the week, this may array of multiple effects; Zumba Exercising, Hustle dancing or Tech-Ins. During the Zumba, Exercising or Hustle Dancing, the parents are inviting to come to engage in parent/child involvement. On a monthly basis, we will also offer a teach-in during recreation time. The teach-in will range in topics from cleanliness/hygiene, nutrition, etc... The exercise classes and teach-ins will include their mother/guardian for that particular curriculum.
The Financial Literacy curriculum will offer Entrepreneurship, Money, and Banking, and Buying Stock or Savings. This curriculum will include their mother/guardian. The youth and parent will work together and create an item to sell and double their investment. The Life Skills curriculum will provide goal setting, self-improvement, decision making, job seeking, employment preparation and long-term goal setting leading to college. This series will offer resumé preparation, work-place etiquettes, career assessment, college, and scholarship search.
Community Service sessions give students opportunities to increase their knowledge of community needs and their role in the community. Youth and parents will engage in projects that meet the identified needs of the school community or greater community. Projects may include: panting flowers/beautification, developing and painting a mural, feeding the homeless, picking up trash from abandoned lots. Partnership within Immanuel Lutheran Church is a focus of this component by feeding 100 families per week. ICYG will collaborate with Immanuel Lutheran Church to fulfill the community service portion.