Six DPS high schools to have extended hours July 19 to August 27

Six Detroit Public Schools high school facilities will remain open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a six-week period from July 19 through August 27 as part of an extended partnership with the Detroit Branch NAACP, City Connect, and other agencies.

The schools that will remain open are: Cody, Kettering, Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High, Mumford, Pershing and Southwestern.

These weeks overlap with Summer School, which concludes July 29, by two weeks, thus extending the summertime weeks that DPS facilities are being made available for a range of academic, enrichment and recreational activities, all in a safe environment, for Detroit youth.

The six locations are geographically dispersed across the city and are accessible to major transportation routes for ease of the youth wishing to participate. DPS will have the gymnasium and two nearby classrooms at each site allocated for these activities.

The time is split between informational and enrichment programs, and recreational and fitness activities.

The program will be open to youth ages 14-24 who must either be a DPS student or a City of Detroit resident. Sign-in procedures will be in effect. Participants will have a wrist band while on site. Only one entrance will be used.

Additional information is available from Detroit Branch NAACP at 871-2087.

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