Tuesday, November 29, 2011
HYPE is currently working on moving to a new center in Dearborn Heights, and will be hosting a telethon on Dec. 4.
Dearborn-based HYPE Athletics, which engages local youth in recreational and educational programs, is taking its program to new heights. With a recreation center in the works, a recent partnership with the Detroit Lions, and the addition of the University of Michigan’s original fab five member Jimmy King, it's safe to say the nonprofit organization is living up to the, well, hype. Local Athletes Help out at HYPE King joined the HYPE team last summer after volunteering at multiple HYPE camps throughout the year. “The thing that I like about HYPE is not only the athletic programs,” King said. “They have other services that cater to the needs of all children, whether it’s tutoring, career leadership, substance abuse, life skills, or anger …
Monday, November 14, 2011
With the holidays fast approaching, Dearborn residents looking for ways to make donations of clothes, food and toys will find plenty of options.
Have a lot of love to give this season, but don't know where to give to? Several local businesses, nonprofits and the city of Dearborn are holding drives for clothing, toys and more. Here's how you can help? 1. City of Dearborn Warm Clothing Drive: Donate your gently used coats, hats, scarves, mittens, earmuffs–well, you get the idea. The drive runs through Dec. 14. Click here for a full list of donation locations. 2. HYPE Athletics Toy Drive: This drive supports the Volunteers of America Michigan chapter's Athletes Adopting Families program, which provides toys and clothing to families in need. The drive runs through Dec. 2, and items can be dropped off at any HYPE event or practice. For more information, visit their website, or call 313-…
Friday, October 28, 2011
Volunteers will help keep trick-or-treating safe for Dearborn kids this Monday.
HYPE Athletics is taking steps to keep Dearborn and Dearborn Heights streets safe for trick-or-treaters this Halloween–and they're in need of help. "Our goal is to provide a safe environment for these communities on Halloween night," the youth-oriented nonprofit wrote in a release. HYPE is looking to find 100 volunteers to be positioned on street corners throughout neighborhoods in both cities. Volunteers will be expected to monitor pedestrian traffic and ensure safe crossings for trick-or-treaters between 5:30-8 p.m. on Halloween. Volunteers must be at least 17 years old. Those interested can contact the HYPE Athletics main office at 313-357-5458.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Not sure where to ship off the kids for camp once school lets out? Here are our top local picks.
With the choice and variety of summer camps available in southeastern Michigan, boredom won't be an option this summer for your kids. A lot of organizations, from the YMCA to your local parks and recreation department, offer dozens of choices for camps, with science, reading, sports, music and more among them. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a camp more focused on a particular interest, this list features a few in your town or one very close by. Feel free to add your own, as well: Name: KinderCare Type of camp: General variety Cost: $209 for school-age kids, $246 for pre-K Where: Two locations: KinderCare Learning Center - 3381 Greenfield Road. Dearborn KinderCare - 4900 Evergreen Road When: June 13 to the first week…