Detroit Symphony Tackles an Adventurous Premiere

Students at YouthVille in Detroit will take part in composer Tod Machover's "Symphony in D," a "city symphony" that will have its premiere with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Read The New York Times article here

Fall Youthville Commercial

Music Production Lab and YouthVille Sings HitsVille

Don Bosco Hall Receives Awards in the Community

The Bridget Vance Award honored Linda Huff, Program Director of Don Bosco Hall's Youth Ville Detroit

The Bridget Vance Awards are given to individuals who really go above and beyond the call of duty to support character and leadership development activities by way of their profession. Linda Huff was honored as someone who has lead the way in arriving at creative solutions to address the many complex problems that effect the overall quality life in our community and as someone in the community who consistently engages youth in a supportive and coaching way.

Don Bosco Hall receives Youth Violence Prevention Initiative Award

Skillman Congratulates Don Bosco's Charles Small

Don Bosco Hall President & CEO Charles Small was named a 2014 Black Male Achievement Social Innovator by the Leadership & Sustainability Institute for Black Male Achievement. It's a well deserved honor for a great leader for Detroit youth. Congratulations, Charles!

Skillman Foundation Takes Their 4th Random Acts of Community to Don Bosco Hall

The Skillman staff along with Play Works came out to Don Bosco Hall's Community Resource Center and put up a Pop Up playground and brought some presents to Don Bosco Hall. "We wanted to give the youth workers who make Don Bosco Hall's programs sing... and do something special for the kids" said, Skillman's Foundation President and CEO Tanya Allen.

Don Bosco Hall and Youthville Detroit Become One!

Don Bosco Hall was established in 1954 as a beacon of light for those in need. Since that time, Don Bosco Hall continues to establish family relationships and has touched the lives of thousands of children in the City of Detroit and surrounding Metropolitan area. Don Bosco Hall offers an opportunity hub where children, youth and families can be exposed to a wide variety of educational, recreation, and cultural arts and skill development activities.

Recently, Don Bosco Hall acquired Youthville Detroit's programs which are located in the New Center area of the city. The acquisition was a seamless fit because Youthville Detroit and Don Bosco Hall shared like missions, which was to provide positive opportunities for youth. The founder of Youthville Detroit, the late Dr. Gerald K. Smith said "when kids are provided opportunities to be constructively involved and have caring adults in their lives, they make better choices which help them to become better adults". Charles D. Small, President and CEO of Don Bosco Hall is committed to focusing on families, reunification, mentorship, recreation and preparing youth with the interpersonal, technological and educational skills, which enhance their ability to reach their greatest potential. The two agencies which were once separate are now one and have a greater commitment to changing more lives for the better.

Don Bosco Hall and Youthville Detroit has begun their mission as One:

• One in our vision to prepare the youth of today for tomorrow!
• One in our mission to provide safe nurturing places for youth to have fun, dream, learn, and participate!
• One in our commitment to create opportunities for youth to make positive differences in the community!
• One in our goal to improve the quality of life for many youth, children and families!
• One in our determination to be a beacon of light for youth, children and families in need!

Don Bosco Hall-Youthville is excited about the opportunity to continue the work that was begun and we stand ready to serve Detroit and surrounding communities as a dedicated ambassador for positive change for youth, children and families!

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