Saturday, March 2, 2013
Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps in Dearborn and across southeast Michigan.
With the choice and variety of summer camps available in southeastern Michigan in 2013, boredom won't be an option. Organizations, from the YMCA to your local parks and recreation department, offer dozens of camp choices for science, reading, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features a few in your town and nearby. Name: Summer Discovery Camp Type of camp: Educational/history Cost: $238 members; $280 non-members Where: The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn When: Weekly, June 24-Aug. 9 Deadline for registration: Rolling; registration is open for members and opens March 21 for non-members Details: Sessions are divided by grade level and run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The kits test for 12 different kinds of substances.
Parents: Are you worried your teenaged son or daughter is experimenting with drugs? You're not alone. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, more than 15,000 kids per day try drugs for the first time, and the average age they start experimenting is 13. In conjunction with the Wayne County Substance Abuse Coalition, HYPE Athletics is offering free drug test kids to parents. There are 1,000 kits available, which test for 12 different substances. Tests are 99 percent accurate. This includes seven illicit drugs and five prescription drugs: Kits can be picked up at the HYPE Recreation Center, located at 23302 W. Warren Ave. in Dearborn Heights. Questions? Call 313-436-0043.
Friday, February 1, 2013
HYPE Athletics was handed a hefty tax bill from the city that they say is unwarranted.
Dearborn Heights organization HYPE Athletics is currently fighting a battle to save their nonprofit status—an effort that is taking them to the Michigan Tax Tribunal. HYPE founder Ali Sayed said in a letter recently released to the community that the City of Dearborn Heights has assessed the organization with a tax bill for $200,000. This comes, he added, after the organization took “extra measures to ensure HYPE would not be assessed any taxes.” Now, HYPE is looking at the possibility of major cuts as it grapples with the possibility of a mounting tax bill. HYPE was formed in 2001 in Dearborn, and, according to Sayed, was awarded nonprofit status in 2006. The HYPE Recreation Center was constructed starting in 2010, and opened in 2012 in …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The partnership with radio station WJLB and the Salvation Army will collect winter items for children in need.
Want to hang out with some of today's biggest hip-hop and R&B artists? All it takes is a donation to help Metro Detroit kids in need. HYPE Athletics, the Salvation Army and FM98 WJLB will partner this Saturday to host the 30th annual Coats for Kids Radiothon, broadcast live from the HYPE Recreation Center. The center is located at 23302 West Warren Ave. in Dearborn Heights. The event, which runs from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., aims to collect donations of gently worn coats, hats, gloves and other wintry wear for children in need in Metro Detroit. Gusts can get in by bringing a donation, and will get the chance to hear as WJLB interviews artists live at HYPE to spread awareness about the event and raise funds for the cause. Some of the participating …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Back to School Prep Camp takes place Aug. 6-30.
Are your kids ready to head back to school? HYPE Athletics is offering a Back to School Prep Camp Aug. 6-30 aimed at preparing kids in grades K-8 for the upcoming school year. "Tutors and teachers will review math, reading, writing, computer literacy and health education," HYPE explained in their program flyer. The camp meets twice weekend and focuses on each of those five core subjects for a half hour. All classes are held at the HYPE Recreation Center, located at 23302 W. Warren Ave. in Dearborn Heights. Sessions are available on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are split up by grade. The cost is $135 for members and $150 for nonmembers, with discounts for enrolling in both sessions, or multiple siblings. Space is …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
HYPE won the Patch Readers' Choice poll asking where teens should go to hang out, have fun, and be safe.
Where's the best place for teens to hang out in the Dearborn area? HYPE Athletics. At least that's what Dearborn Patch readers have determined after a weeklong Readers' Choice vote. HYPE received an overwhelming 73 of the 111 vote on the Readers' Choice poll, as well as four positive comments and two five-star reviews. At HYPE, teens have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and fitness activities, as well as recieve tutoring and mentoring. Learn more at www.hypeathletics.org. The winner was determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Check out all of our Readers' Choice winners. Do you have something to say about HYPE Athletics? Visit its listing and leave a comment. You also can …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Take our Readers' Choice poll and vote for Dearborn's best place for teens to be teens.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
HYPE Athletics will host a fundraiser and ribbon cutting at their new facility on Friday, May 4.
Just 18 months ago, HYPE Athletics broke ground for its new facility in Dearborn Heights . And on Monday, May 14, the 104,000 square foot facility–located on Warren Avenue just west of Hines Drive–will officially open for business. A visit to the facility now shows a mixture of a happy calm and frantic preparations. Crews paint walls, pound hammers and talk logistics. HYPE staff–waiting for their new offices to be completed–work at whatever free space they can find. But even as the finishing touches are added, the foundation paints a clear picture of the vision of HYPE’s newest chapter: a $6.8 million, full-service community center, serving thousands of local families in Wayne County and beyond with everything from sports and recreation …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A $500 grant from United Healthcare helped to send kids from two Dearborn schools to HYPE's Get Fit New Me program.
When a great opportunity comes along, sometimes it takes a little grant money to get it going. Such was the case with the partnership between the Dearborn Academy, the West Village Academy, HYPE Athletics, and United Healthcare. Joanna Charara, the director for after school programming for both Dearborn-based schools, had been working with HYPE for several years. And when she heard about the local healthy living-focused nonprofit’s Get Fit New Me camp for youth, “We thought this program was perfect for our kids.” Her idea was to not only get kids from both schools involved with the camp, but to also involve them with community service projects, and ultimately have them participate in the kid’s running portion of the Martian Marathon in …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The annual Dearborn race's most rapidly growing component is youth participants–a segment Running Fit hopes to make into lifelong runners.
While several thousand adult runners will come to Dearborn on April 14 to participate in the Martian Marathon, there will be plenty of smaller tykes lacing up their sneakers as well for the event’s Kid’s Mini-Marathon. Randy Step of Running Fit–the Michigan-based business that puts on this and more than 20 other runs in Michigan–explained that the kids portion of the alien-themed event has become one of the most popular since the Martian Marathon came to Dearborn in 2006. “We had 300 (kids) participate the first year,” Step said of the Kid’s Marathon. “(Event Coordinator) Mandy Hetfield has really been instrumental in its growth. In 2011, we had over 1,000.” The kids include around 25-30 groups from schools and local clubs, plus …