Life Directions

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// MISSION

To motivate young adults, 13 to 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

TOP EXECUTIVES

Rev. John Phelps, C.Ss.R., President & CEO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

// EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Upcoming events include the Life Directions Spark of Hope Gala, scheduled for Saturday May 14, 2022.

Life Directions is also looking for individuals who would like to organize service-learning projects and field trips, be a mentor, or serve as a guest speaker.


// CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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