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Upcoming Events

    Cody Rouge Networking for Change Community Luncheon
    Date: May 11, 2013
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Karas House
    23623 Plymouth Road
    Redford, MI 48239
    Osborn Networking for Change Community Luncheon
    Date: May 18, 2013
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    American Serbian Memorial

    Annual Meeting
    Date: June 15, 2013
    Time: 8:30am
    Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

    The Obama Administration Announces 2011 Promise Neighborhoods Grant Winners

    "20 Communities Secure Funding to Plan, Implement Cradle-to-Career Education Model"

    Congratulations to the Detroit Promise Neighborhoods 2011 Planning Grant Recipient: Detroit Clark Park/Osborn Promise Neighborhoods. Black Family Development is the lead agency for Detroit's Promise Neighborhoods.

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Youth Assistance Program (YAP)


Black Family Development, Inc.ís Youth Assistance "Passport" Program (YAP) is an after school program that assists youth in developing healthy lifestyles, values, and self awareness, by providing Positive Youth Development activities, counseling, homework assistance, cultural-enrichment, structured recreation, and exposure to additional career options. We service specific zip codes on the eastside of Detroit. Referrals are accepted from the community or the Wayne County Prosecutorís office or the Juvenile Assessment Center

YAP Program Goal

YAPís program goals are two-fold: (1) To provide community-based prevention services to youth and their families; empowering them to maintain delinquency-free activities during their daily living at home, school, and in the community. (2) To provide support and growth-inducing life experiences that will prevent involvement in the juvenile justice system.

YAP Program Services

  • Reintegration of youth in the community
  • Improve independent functioning
  • Refer and Monitor treatment services
  • Educational Monitoring
  • After school support services
  • Advocacy
  • Resources

    Eligibility Criteria
  • Youth must be 7-17 years of age.
  • Youth must reside in one of the following zip codes: 48205, 48207, 48211, 48213, 48214, 48215, 48224, and 48234.
  • Parental/Guardian consent required.
  • Youth must demonstrate at least two of the presenting problems listed below:

    1. History of school truancy, suspensions, or expulsions
    2. Experienced truancy from home
    3. Using/experimenting with alcohol, tobacco, or drugs
    4. Exhibiting unruly behavior in the home or community
    5. Has non-law abiding peer relationships
    6. Experiencing academic difficulty
    7. History of "bullying" behavior