Life Directions

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Life Directions program participants harvesting basil which they used to make basil tea.

// MISSION

To motivate young adults, 13 to 35, to become mature, responsible and productive adults through self-direction for over 40 years!


// KEY SERVICES PROVIDED

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

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.

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 TRUSTEES
Patrick A. Rugiero, Chair
Jim Schmid, Vice Chair
Luke Jacobi, Secretary
Phil Gaglio, Treasurer
Hon. Thomas
M.J. Hathaway, Founding Board Member
Mark Aiello
Gina Coleman
Henry R. Cooney
Donald J. Gasiorek
Juanita Hernandez
Frank W. Jackson, III
Terrence B. Larkin
Patrick MacDonald
Eric Madison
Beth McKenney
Nolan McNulty
Timothy O’Brien
John Ozdych
Daniel Pehrson
Bruce Wojciechowski


// CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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