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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

24th Annual Detroit Branch NAACP art/essay contest winners

Many DPS students placed in the annual Detroit Branch NAACP Art and Essay Contest. The contest is a wonderful opportunity for elementary through high school students to showcase their artistic talents. A reception will be held Friday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.  The 2014 winners include: Elementary School Essay 1st Place                A’Liyah Higgins                5th Grade             Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS) 2nd Place               Devin Powell                      5th Grade             Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy 3rd Place               Jamareia May                    5th Grade             Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS)  Middle School Essay 1st Place                Kyrah Kimbro                     7th Grade             David Ellis Academy 2nd Place               Ariana Wingfield               7th Grade             Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS) 3rd Place               Brenda

SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) Camp opens to nearly 300 DPS students

Detroit Public Schools’ students in grades 3-5 are engaging in hands-on learning through a three-week summer camp titled SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids). The camp opened on July 16, 2012 with nearly 300 DPS students and will extend through August 3, 2012 at Bates Academy. Offering the award-winning “A World In Motion” program curriculum, SEEK camp aims to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life. See the great WXYZ story here: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/dps-students-learn-all-about-engineering-during-summer-camp Roughly 50 collegiate mentors from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), who are undergraduate engineering and/or mathematics students, will provide the instruction. This is the first time in the program’s history that the SEEK Camp has been offered in Detroit. Students will participate in competitions