Life Directions

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

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



// KEY SERVICES PROVIDED

Life Directions is one of Detroit’s best kept secrets – what we do works!

Validated studies show that our programs promote peacebuilding that reduces addictions, violence, and high school dropout, while empowering young people to thrive in school and embrace values and goals that lead to success.

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 local and business communities to mentor, organize 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 and Amelia Earhart Middle School.


// LEADERSHIP

Luke Jacobi, Chair
Jim Schmid, Vice Chair
Frank W. Jackson, III, Secretary
Terrence B. Larkin, Corporate Treasurer
Hon. Thomas M.J. Hathaway, Founding Board Member
Mark Aiello
Charles Bullock
Henry B. Cooney
Donald J. Gasiorek
Juanita Hernandez
Shaelese King
Patrick MacDonald
Eric Madison
Beth McKenney
Timothy O’Brien
John Ozdych
Patrick A. Rugiero
Robert Santavicca
Michael Scamardella
Bruce Wojciechowski
Scott Wrobel
Rev. John Phelps, C.Ss.R., President/CEO


// DONATE TODAY

DONATE NOW

Life Directions needs your support to reach more than 3,500 young adults each year, most of whom live in underserved communities. Your financial support can make all the difference right now and in the future of a young adult.


// CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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