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School of the Week: Henderson Academy

443. This is the number of male mentors that Principal Deborah Manciel is determined to secure for the 443 young men of Henderson Academy. Through programs such as My Brother’s Keeper launched in January 2015, roughly 40 male students have been introduced to positive, career-driven male role models who help the students prepare for high school, college and career readiness. Seeing the impact that the program is having on her students, Manciel is putting out a call to action for more male mentors at Henderson. Located on the city’s west side in the Cody Rouge neighborhood, the community surrounding Henderson is known to be tough, Manciel says. But programs like My Brother’s Keeper, DAPCEP (Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program), STEAM

DPS students participate in 2015 Future City Competition

Students from Bates Academy, Blackwell Institute, Clippert Academy, Durfee Elementary-Middle School and Henderson Academy participated in the annual Future City Competition, presented by the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), on Monday, January 26 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. According to ESD, Future City is a cross-curricular educational program where students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Over a four-month period, students work as a team with an educator and volunteer mentor to design a virtual city using SimCity software; research and write an essay addressing the contest theme; build a model of their city using recycled materials; write a brief narrative promoting their city; and present their city before a

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