Youth Making A Difference


The St. John’s Youth Making a Difference program started in 2009. The program launched with a spring Urban Gardening and Golfing project where neighboring youths participated in arts and crafts, gardening and golfing.

In 2010, the Youth Making a Difference Program extend to working with the Youth Growing Detroit program to sell products grown in urban garden throughout  Detroit at various markets.  This experience grants opportunities for youth to learn customer service skills, marketing, financial literacy, team work, conflict resolution as well as the value of community service.

The Skill Enhancement Youth Development & After School Tutoring program

The Skill Enhancement Youth Development and After School Tutoring program supports children ages 5 through 17 years in reading, mathematics and basic computer skills.  The program has seen improvements in children’s grades with some students moving up by 1 or 2 grade levels while others have gone on to receive full scholarships for college.

To sign up for the youth programs please contact Jerry Hebron at 313-731-7696.

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