Life Directions



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Give Detroit - A Charitable Registry

Terry Larkin, Executive VP, Business Development and General Counsel of Lear Corporation and a Board Member of Life Directions with members of the Life Directions Youth Board.

 

// MISSION

To motivate young adults, 13 to 35, to become mature, responsible and productive adults through self-direction.


// KEY SERVICES PROVIDED

Validated studies show that our programs promote peace-building that stops addictions, violence and reduce drop outs, while empowering young people to thrive in school and embrace values and goals that lead to success.

Though one of Detroit’s best kept secrets — what we do works!

Peer Motivation brings young people on a positive path together with struggling students. Peers inspire peers to take charge of their lives and make a difference.

Neighborhood Enrichment connects adults from the community and business to mentor, organize community service learning projects and lead young adults and teens toward college and quality careers.

Peer Mentor trains achieving Peer Motivation students to lead at-risk 8th graders to make high school work for them. Life Directions serves Western International High School, Amelia Earhart Elementary- Middle School near Clark Park.


// LEADERSHIP

TOP EXECUTIVES
Rev. John Phelps,
President/CEO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tim O’Brien, Chair
Hank Cooney, Vice Chair
Frank W. Jackson III, Secretary
Phil Gaglio, Treasurer
Hon. Thomas M.J. Hathaway, Founding Board Member
Mark Aiello
Gordon Cole
Gina Coleman
Jim Connor
Donald J. Gasiorek
Juanita Hernandez
Terrence Larkin
Eric Madison
Patrick MacDonald
Beth McKenney
John Ozdych
Dan Pehrson
Eddie Rimanelli
Patrick Rugiero
Jim Schmid
Bruce Wojciechowski


// CONTACT INFORMATION

Life Directions
5716 Michigan Ave., Ste. 2200
Detroit, MI 48210
313-420-0310
www.lifedirections.org

 

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