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Operation Warm provides new coats to thousands of Detroit Public Schools students this week

Operation Warm: More than a Coat, a non-profit organization that provides brand new coats to children in need, provided students at Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School with nearly 100 warm coats on Thursday, March 5. In total, the organization has provided 9,163 new coats to DPS to be distributed this week. Operation Warm was originated in 2002 and works with community-based organizations to both select and distribute coats to children in need. “This is a wonderful gift for students,” said Greenfield Union Principal Beverly Campbell. “The new coats make it possible for our students to get to school warm and ready to learn, as well as keep them from risking their health, since many walk to and from school daily.” About Operation

DPS students participate in Barbara Bush Foundation “Teen Trendsetters” program

An anonymous donor through The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy recently partnered with Detroit Public Schools to offer the “Teen Trendsetter” program. At 12 schools, 150 DPS teens mentor one student each through a hands-on, reading program allowing teens to mentor elementary students in grades first through third. The first, second and third graders have an opportunity to take part in a program that supports them as they read through the sciences, resulting in improved reading skills, an interest in science, higher reading scores and confident learning. Meanwhile, teens receive the opportunity to spend one-on-one time reading each week with their young mentees and bonding over books. DPS locations include: Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School Carstens Elementary-Middle School at Remus Robinson

Torii & Katrina Hunter Launch Innovative Program to Benefit Detroit Public Schools Students

Tigers star provides proven character-building program to students Heart of a Champion, a program designed to elevate the lives of 7,500 students in 39 Detroit Public Schools launched Sept. 23 at Fisher Magnet Upper Academy with a high-energy kick-off event including Katrina Hunter, wife of the Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, school district officials and city dignitaries. Through their charitable effort, The Torii Hunter Project, the Detroit Tigers All-Star outfielder and his wife are funding the program for the school district. Heart of a Champion is a character-building program that is proven to reduce dropout rates and increase student performance and graduation rates among students in 26 states. “We are excited to bring a program to Detroit that has been proven

School of the Week: Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School

It takes a team, and there are many, to support the educational mission at Greenfield Union Teamwork. Community. Family. They come in many forms. At Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School, there’s the teachers and staff who continually go the extra mile, such as the middle school teachers (known as the ‘Mighty Middles’) who came in during a recent break week to paint every locker in the historic wing of classrooms, changing them from a peeling orange to calming blue-matching the blue paint they applied to every classroom door, along with new red “I’m In” ribbons. There’s the leadership team comprised of Principal Beverly Campbell, Academic Engagement Administrator Geraldine Chestnut, Science Instructional Specialist Rudaina Kainaya and Special Education Lead Teacher Anna Knott,