March represents the beginning of spring, but for Challenge Detroit it also represented the beginning of a new relationship with my partner non-profit 826 Michigan.  826 is a writing/tutoring organization that helps bring the imaginative side out of many children ages 6-18, while also helping the children come to the realization that they’re smarter than they think.

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Out of the chaos of 5 non-profit partner choices, 826 was the one I did not know much about prior to starting this project.  On the other hand, I have really come to appreciate their attributes and uniqueness as an organization.  Just being able to lend a hand at University Academy Elementary School, truly helped put into perspective what 826 was all about.  All in all, educating the youth is what will pave the way for a successful future.  They are the future and if we want to live sustainable lives in a thriving economy education is an ideal place to start.

Stay tuned as spring hits and events start piling up,

Roy Yewah