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Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan to Move HQ back to Detroit, Partners with Michigan Central to Expand Workforce Development Program

August 30, 2023

Partnership builds on BGCSM’s ‘Industry Club’ program partner list with Big Sean and Shaka Senghor and aims to synergize Michigan Central’s cutting-edge innovation resources with BGCSM’s vibrant youth community DETROIT, MI – August 30, 2023 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) announced during D.O.N. Weekend a new collaboration with Michigan Central to […]

Big Sean Returns to Detroit to Empower Youth in Celebration of 50 Years of Hip-Hop during Annual D.O.N. Weekend

August 9, 2023

5th Annual DON Weekend activities include a 16-Bars Rap Battle sponsored by the Detroit Pistons, Community Block Party, DON Talks, Celebrity Flag Football Game, Skating Party and more! DETROIT – August 9, 2023 – As momentum builds toward Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary on Aug. 11th, multi-platinum artist, philanthropist and entrepreneur Big Sean is also set to celebrate this […]

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The Detroit Red Wings Foundation and The Children’s Foundation to Unveil Esports Lounge, Youth Workforce and Entrepreneur Development Program in Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan

March 9, 2022

In 2021, Red Wings Foundation and The Children’s Foundation announced commitment to strengthen the career and entrepreneur pipeline for youth in sports and Esports industries, and invest $300,000 for Esports Lounges and year-round programming at five Boys & Girls Clubs locations in Detroit, Highland Park, Eastpointe, and Auburn Hills Applications currently open for youth members […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Keeps DE&I Pledge with the Appointment of Female Game-Changers to Board, Highlights Their #LadiesThatLead for International Women’s Day

March 8, 2022

BGCSM board leadership now boasts 56% minorities, 48% female with majority women of color, amplifying importance of representation at the highest level within the nonprofit sector. BGCSM cultivated group of talented executives, political figures, community leaders and entrepreneurs. Board members include Senator Sylvia Santana, District 3; Honorable Alisha Bell, Wayne County Commission; Honorable Angelique Peterson-Mayberry, Detroit Public Schools Community District; […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Expanding Fashion Industry Club Model, Plans for New Downtown Location Underway

February 25, 2022

Current retail location will temporarily close March 1, 2022. Both the Fashion Industry Club youth workforce and entrepreneurship training program; and small business accelerator will continue during development of new concept. Over 150 youth (aged 14-18) received paid through Industry Club and 81 brands benefitted from the incubator and accelerator program. Youth program portfolios include […]

Bestselling Author Shaka Senghor Amplifies Black Fatherhood and Unveils #MyFatherIsDope National Letter Writing Campaign with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan

January 19, 2022

Senghor and BGCSM have called for Black fathers across the nation to participate and tell their story around fatherhood, and relationships with their children Collected stories will be compiled into a compelling coffee table style book that will be unveiled for Father’s Day 2022. Additionally, the New York Times bestselling author Shaka Senghor released newest […]


December 13, 2021

DETROIT – December 13, 2021 – Just in time for the holidays, multi-platinum artist and philanthropist Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation will gift 150 youths from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan with a special private screening of Sony Pictures’ new film Spider-Man: No Way Home. The screening is set to […]

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Big Sean & Sean Anderson Foundation Unveil Music Production Studio Inside Boys & Girls Clubs of SE Michigan During 3rd Annual D.O.N. Weekend

August 31, 2021

President Pro-Tem Mary Sheffield adds “Occupy the Corner-Detroit” to D.O.N. Weekend activities, and offered vaccines, expungement of records services, unemployment support and more. Celebrity Kickball game of Team Big Sean vs. Team Sheffield to take place for youth featured Michigan’s Lieutenant Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, WJLB’s Dr Darrius, and surprise celebrity guests. Sunday’s activities focused on […]

Big Sean, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Children’s Foundation and Tyler “Ninja” Blevins among industry heavyweights investing $1.5 Million in Boys & Girls Clubs workforce and entrepreneur development program

July 30, 2021

  Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan announces 3rd Industry Club to strengthen career and entrepreneur pipeline for youth in sports, esports and entertainment industry. $1.5M investment includes the buildout of the second Sean Anderson Foundation Music Studio in Detroit, MI and the Ninja Esports Lounge in Auburn Hills, MI. Youth are paid $10-$13 […]

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