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While in Detroit:
More than 50 Howard students will spend a week mentoring and working on literacy with high school students in the Detroit area. Detroit currently has a nearly 47% functional illiteracy rate, one of the worst in the country...more
Highland Park Grad Returns to Show Others They Can Do It Too

WASHINGTON – Julian Johnson returns to his Detroit neighborhood March 14 a success.

Two years ago, he was a less than promising student at Highland Park Community School going nowhere in particular. His grades were mediocre and he had no thoughts of college.

But he met a group of Howard University students in his senior year who changed his life.  They were part of the University’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program that will be returning to the Detroit area this year to work with more Detroit area residents.
“I’m a product of ASB,” said Johnson, now a sophomore at Howard.  “I wouldn’t be going to school if ASB didn’t come.”

Like many of his classmates, Johnson said, higher education wasn’t high on his list.

 “Where I’m from there’s not a lot of hope,” he said. ....more

Name: Shanneika Howel
Age: 21
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Atlanta
Major: Business, Supply Chain Management
Previous ASB Location: Chicago

Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan and the seat of Wayne County. Detroit is a major port city on the Detroit River in the Midwest region of the United States. The city has two familiar nicknames, the Motor City and Motown...more

7:30-9:30 PM Thunderbowl
4200 Allen Rd. Allen Park, MI 48101

Finney High School
17201 Southhampton St.
Detroit, MI 48224

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