28 January 2010

This is an extra email with information you may need to know before our next regular newsletter in mid February 2010.  It is intended for Detroit Public School (DPS) high school students, parents, teachers and staff, and others interested in preparing for college.  Please forward this email to your friends and social networks.

Students who register for The Detroit College Promise scholarship and the adults they designate automatically receive this email.  Others who want to subscribe should email subscribeDCP@gmail.com, and put "subscribe to student email" in the subject line.

Youthville Detroit

YouthVille Detroit will host a second open casting call on Saturday, February 6, 2010 starting at 9 a.m. for those ages 11 to 19 interested in participating in a new radio and broadcast program that will air this year. This youth-focused journalism project, called KidSpeak Neighborhood News, will launch in the spring and feature stories on Detroit's neighborhoods as well as stories on the region. YouthVille will be accepting applications for crew, reporters, writers and talent. All applicants need to bring a resume. Anyone interested in on-camera talent should bring a non-returnable headshot or a DVD showing their talent to the casting call. For more information email mediaoperations@youthvilledetroit.org or click here.


Number2.com is a good place to go if you're looking for a free online ACT prep course.  The site offers a comprehensive prep program and is free with registration.
The ACT will be offered in Detroit on the following days and in these locations:

  at Kettering High School: 4/10, 6/12
  at Cass Tech: 4/10, 6/12
  at Western International: 2/6, 4/10, 6/12
  at Pershing: 2/6, 4/10, 6/12
  at Univ. of Detroit Jesuit: 2/6, 4/10, 6/12
  at Detroit City HS: 4/10
  at Northwestern HS: 2/6, 4/10, 6/12
  at Southeastern HS: 2/6, 4/10, 6/12
  at Mumford: 2/6, 4/10, 6/12
  at Central HS: 2/6, 4/10, 6/12
  at Frederick Douglass Academy: 2/6, 4/10
You can visit http://www.actstudent.org/regist/centers.html for more information - enter "Michigan" under the category "State" and all of the testing sites and dates for the state will appear.

Summer Job applications

The Youth Development Commission will distribute applications for summer jobs on Monday, February 1 to low-income youth between the ages of 14 to 21 on a first come first serve basis.  The youth employees will work 20-30 hours per week for approximately 6 weeks and are paid by the Summer Youth Employment Program.  You can pick applications up at 1300 Rosa Park, 707 Milwaukee or 455 W. Fort Street in Detroit on February 1.  For additional questions, please call 313.963.8916. 

Contact us
● Please contact us with any comments or suggestions at 248/646-3269.
● To help fund our scholarships, click here or on the Contribute button on our website.
● To volunteer, call Joy at 248/646-3269.


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