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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 […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Raises Minimum Wage to $15/hr. with 150 Jobs to Fill, Increase Part of Commitment to Addressing Economic Mobility

May 25, 2021

BGCSM will host an adult and youth job fair on June 2nd and will hold social distanced, in-person interviews Job creation speaks to BGCSM’s ecosystem that ensures the organization serves as an economic mobility hub for community Opportunities include Club staff roles and youth apprenticeships with Apple, PPG, Detroit is the New Black and more […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Continues to Reimagine Youth Sports with Addition of Barney McCosky Baseball League, adds nearly 400 Youth-Athletes and Club Members

May 17, 2021

Barney McCosky becomes the 6th League to become part of BGCSM’s sports coalition, now serving over 5,000 youth and adult athletes Barney McCosky staff to be located within BGCSM’s dedicated Ponyride co-working and maker’s space Baseball registration for youth 3-14 years old include Annual Club Membership BGCSM’s Sports Coalition includes 42 sports clubs covering football, […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Second ‘Industry Club’ to Offer Immersive Data Science and Risk Management Entrepreneurship Fellowship for Detroit Youth

April 22, 2021

  This is the second of BGCSM’s three Industry Clubs to launch this year which is a part of the organization’s Reimagine effort to empower youth to be career, startup and homeowner-ready before leaving the Clubs. Building off the success of Fashion Industry Club and part of BGCSM’s five-year strategy to scale workforce and entrepreneurship […]

BCGSM Youth Fashion Entrepreneurs Unveil “Reimagine Black Wallstreet” T-shirt & Hoodie Collection for Black History Month

February 1, 2021

Collection unveiled during virtual event with Q&A with BGCSM Alumna and Eastpointe’s first African American Mayor, Monique Owens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan’s Industry Club collection features a variety of hoodies and t-shirts that speak to youth views on social justice and will be sold in-store and online at Detroit is the New […]

Xenith Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan To Reimagine Youth Sports

December 3, 2020

Partnership aims to Develop 21st Century Athletes who are competitive, career & character focused Xenith will provide, uniforms, equipment and products to ensure a world class and safe experience for youth Xenith employees to provide career mentorship and real-world product design experience to BGCSM youth   DETROIT – December 3, 2020 – As youth programs […]

Michigan Boys & Girls Clubs Gain Speed to Serve Youth: State Aid Granted

October 23, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan State Legislature reached budget agreement for the state budget beginning October 1, including a $1,000,000 to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Michigan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a hyper focus on supporting academic learning. Together, Boys & Girls Clubs in Michigan collectively serving over 78,000 youth across […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Set to Reimagine Youth Sports, Saves Football and Cheerleading Season for Nearly 2,700 Youth-Athletes

October 12, 2020

Greater Metropolitan Youth Sports League will now be powered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan BGCSM registered nearly 2,700 new members as part of partnership, ensuring youth-athletes are career, start up and homeowner ready by 18 Xenith, Blaise Contracting, Inc. and BGCSM invest over $100,000 to support league operations and activities DETROIT – […]

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