Detroit Impact: Helping Kids Excel

By: Michael Fossbakk | January 22, 2020

Detroit Impact is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1991 with the express purpose of empowering the residents of Detroit’s west side. Primarily, Detroit Impact seeks to help the kids in its community through a multitude of programs and ventures.

Two of the core programs at Detroit Impact are the Kid’s Club (ages 5-12) and Change Makers (ages 13-17). Kid’s Club meets after-school and on weekends to provide a safe space for kids to learn and have fun. Some of the activities of the Kid’s Club include field trips, arts and crafts, book clubs, board games, and one-on-one tutoring. 

Teenagers receive positive adolescent development through the Change Makers program. Kids that are in the Change Makers group will take part in financial literacy classes, coding and app development, and professional & personal development.

Detroit Impact employs several other programs. One such program is an all-girls program called SOLAR Girls that teaches young girls about renewable energy and the ways in which that industry can become a career path of their own. STEAM @ “The D” provides lessons in science, technology, engineering, art and math to kids seeking academic enrichment through teamwork, problem solving and cognitive thinking.

Throughout everything this organization does, a desire to make a positive impact on a child’s future is a driving force.

To learn more about Detroit Impact and how to register your child, visit detroitimpact.org.