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.Read More
Since 1974, the Focus Life retreat process has been at the “heart” of Life Directions in its work with young adults “at risk;” ages 18-35. It encapsulates the Vision of Life Directions; “Peers inspiring peers through forgiving.”. The retreat process provides young adults and adults who care about them, the opportunity to look into their own lives and into the lives of those who are different than themselves..
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.