Lunch and Learn
The Kids-TALK CAC is proud to host Lunch and Learn, an ongoing series of networking and education. Registration is always free, with light snacks provided. Bring your brown bag lunch and learn with us! Find information on the upcoming event here or contact Kristi Andreski here for more information.
Project Pinwheel Garden
Every April, the Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center participates in National Child Abuse Prevention month (CAP month). The blue pinwheel is the nationally recognized symbol of CAP month and during April, child welfare agencies across the nation plant pinwheel gardens in honor of children everywhere. This year we have expanded to five pinwheel gardens! We are so thankful for the opportunity to partner with Wayne State University School of Social Work, Child and Family Services South Central Office (North Central and Western Wayne Pinwheel Vases inside) in Detroit, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wyandotte, and the Kids-TALK CAC’s two offices in Detroit and Southgate in our efforts to bring pinwheels to all parts of Wayne County.
During Child Abuse Prevention month, the pinwheel is used as a symbol for healthy, safe lives of all children. Planting a pinwheel garden is just one way of demonstrating that we all play a role when it comes to ensuring healthy starts for our nation’s children. As a response to Child Abuse Prevention month and Sexual Assault Awareness month, the Kids-TALK CAC also hosts the Annual Youth Poetry Slam during April. We do hope that you will consider partnering with us next year, as we are eager to continue to expand these beautiful gardens!
In April, our Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center teamed up with the Museum of Contemporary Art - Detroit (MOCAD) to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Youth from across the city and metro area competed in this open-themed poetry slam to raise their voices about events that have impacted them most deeply throughout their lives. The performers bravely spoke out about violence and trauma that they have personally experienced. Our congratulations to all of the young poets!
To view more photos from the event, click here.
To view a recording of the event, click here.
Poetry and Politics
Poetry and Politics is a monthly get together where art and policy meld. Specifically for teens and young adults, attendees can share spoken word, discuss policy issues relevant to their community, and meet other young people who care about making changes in metro-Detroit. Interested in attending our next Poetry and Politics? Contact Jeremy here for more information.
Youth living in Wayne County between the ages of 14 and 20 are welcome to join our Youth Coalition. Members of this program are encouraged to take on leadership roles to change their neighborhoods and regions for the better. Some projects include::
To request additional information on any of our Outreach Programs, contact Lacea Zavala by email or at (313) 833-2970.