Seventh-graders at Ypsilanti Middle School will get to enhance their dreams by learning new skills and engaging with the community through our upcoming Skills Training and Recognition (S.T.A.R.) after-school program!
During the program, students will practice skills such as painting, cake decorating and woodworking and then use these skills to give back to the community and be recognized for their mastery. Volunteers will help to run the program and act as positive adult role models.
According to Denee Walker, SOS S.T.A.R. Program Coordinator, the program's benefits are numerous. "The S.T.A.R. Program has proven to be effective in reducing instances of problem adolescent behaviors among youth, such as: alcohol, tobacco, drugs, pregnancy, violence, etc. Students learn how to positively contribute to their community while obtaining skills they can continue to build upon."
The program is set to be introduced to SOS consumers this spring and will run from March 2-May 29, 2015
Want to join in on the fun? Volunteer!
Help make the S.T.A.R. Program a success by becoming a Program Volunteer or Skill Instructor!
Volunteers are needed to help run the S.T.A.R. Program. Volunteers are asked to commit to one day per week (Monday-Friday) from 2:30 - 6 PM.
We are looking for individuals who excel is a particular skill or trade. Skill Instructors should be willing to commit to teaching their skill to a group of seventh-graders for six weeks. We are open to all sorts of ideas for skills, like yoga, basketball, cooking/nutrition, animal care, art and more!
Interested volunteers should contact Jessie at 734-484-9900 or .
Support the SOS Dine & Donate Benefit!
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Are you interested in raising funds to support SOS while bringing business to your favorite Ypsilanti restaurants? Come join us for our Dine & Donate Benefit the weekend of March 13-15!
Dine & Donate participants can enjoy Ypsilanti favorites such as:
-Chili from Ypsilanti Food Co-Op
-Soup from Beezy's Cafe
-Nachos from Maiz Mexican Cantina
-Double Down Burger & the Mango-Bango specialty beer from Corner Brewery
-Hearty Lasagna from Harvest Kitchen (Note: Harvest Kitchen will be closed on March 15)
When Dine & Donate customers order a specialty meal item, participating restaurants will donate a percentage of the sale to SOS!
In addition, Aubree's in Depot Town will donate 15% of their proceeds to SOS on Saturday, March 14th from 12-9 PM. You must show the flyer below to your waitstaff for SOS to receive the donation.
Special thanks to our restaurant partners for their support!
Annual SOS fundraiser, The Road to Home, was a great success!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Over 160 guests enjoyed a night of delicious food and exciting auction items at the beautiful Zingerman's Cornman Farms. Of the 88 auction items available for bidding, guests could choose from private fold lessons, weekend stays at up-north cottages, theater tickets, hotel packages, unique bowls and more!
Thanks to the generosity of event guests and sponsors, $56,000 was generated in response to this event. On behalf of all staff, consumers and volunteers at SOS, we thank you!
The Job Developers Alliance of Washtenaw County consists of representatives from SOS Community Services, Ann Arbor Housing Commision, Community Action Network, Michigan Ability Partners & MichiganWorks!. On Tuesday, September 30th, the Alliance hosted Community Employment Connect!, an invite-only job fair for individuals receiving job-readiness services from one of the participating agencies.
This is the first job fair hosted by the alliance and they hope to continue hosting this event bi-annually.
Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered with the Ypsilanti Color Run on behalf of SOS Community Services! Because of your hard work, SOS raised $2160.00 to support our programs & services. This phenomenal success is a reflection of the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm of our SOS volunteers. We appreciate your support!