Tribute Event 2016. In a time of uncertainty and turmoil, Life Directions helps Detroit’s young people make positive, values-based decisions where they learn to forgive and to take responsible control of their lives. Then they teach what they have learned to their peers. The results are dramatic and documented.View Details
Operates in the high school bringing achieving students together with at-risk students.Read More
Achieving 10th-11th graders from who completed the Peer Motivation Program are recruited and trained as Peer Mentors.Read More
Inspires young adults 18 to 35 years and adult volunteers over age 35, to “break the cycle of violence in the community.
My name is Analisa Alvarez. I am a senior at Western International High School. I was born and raised in Southwest Detroit and enjoy volunteering in my community. I am a Youth Council member of the Congress of Communities and I am excited to say that I have been elected to serve as Treasurer on their Executive Board this fall. I also am a Metro Youth Policy Fellow for the University of Michigan, a group of young people who want to increase dialogue, challenge discrimination, and create change in Metropolitan Detroit while working on public policy issues. I sit on LA VIDA’s Youth Board at the Community Health and Social Services Clinic. My primary concern is to be a Peer Advocate for teens on the issues of dating violence and sexual assault. This summer I received a job through Life Directions Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Program. Our committee is tasked with developing a business plan for the Western International High School gardens. Our slogan is “The Healthy Way or No Way!” I love my city and hope to help create the Southwest Detroit that works for all teens and young adults.