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Metro Detroit Youth Day
July 10 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm EDTFree
Metro Detroit Youth Day will feature education and entertainment areas where students will have the opportunity to interact with organizations such as the Department of Natural Resources, the Detroit Public Library, Crime Stoppers of Michigan, The Parade Company and many more.
More than 100 interactive activities and exhibits will be available to local youth, including robotics demonstrations, chemistry experiments, artistic exploration sessions and more. Martha Reeves will kick off the event by singing the National Anthem followed by the U.S. Air Force flying three jets overhead to commemorate the day.
College Row will provide a unique opportunity for students to visit with school representatives and learn about more than a dozen of Michigan’s colleges and universities. University and collegiate representatives will engage students with “hands-on” activities such as robotics exhibits, educational yard games and themed trivia.
MDYD’s parent organization, the Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation, will recognize local high school students for community and academic achievement by awarding scholarships to students who submitted an application and essay for consideration. Courtesy of the generous support MDYD sponsors, Michigan’s colleges and universities, community organizations and the public have pledged, more than 120 scholarships will be awarded this year to deserving metro Detroit students. The Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation has awarded nearly 2,000 scholarships since 1991.
Students will have access to organized sporting exercises, pick-up games and other activities including martial arts, boxing, golf, track and field, soccer, lacrosse, bowling, football, basketball and more.
NFL Alumni representatives will be present to participate in football drills and share anecdotes from their time in the league. Representatives and mascot friends from various colleges and those of the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers will also be on hand.
All Metro Detroit Youth Day attendees are required to register in advance of the event or on-site at the registration area on Belle Isle’s athletic fields. A form of identification is required for all participating youth.
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