With helping out in the community being a main focus for many staff, faculty and students this year, Oakland University decided to partner with Metro Detroit Youth Groups to provide guidance and mentoring help in the process.
While partnering with the Metro Detroit Youth Groups, OU will help many young lives, especially within the Durfee community and Durfee Elementary-Middle School in Detroit.
“Our talent will help them reach more young people who are striving to improve their lives and the lives of the community,” said Dr. Kevin Corcoran, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “In doing so, our students will learn so much about themselves as well as about the community.”
The Metro Detroit Youth Clubs has a mission to help the younger generation reach its full potential. They have been offering many programs for 60 years, working with schools, businesses, volunteers, the community and other organizations along the way.
“We partner with a number of local groups and organizations in our effort to advance community engagement at Oakland University,” said Glenn McIntosh, vice president for student affairs and chief diversity officer. “It’s one of our four strategic goals, along with student success, research, community engagement, [and] diversity, equity and inclusion, so this is really an extension of that goal.”
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