Bryant Youth Leadership Council Formed

Ann Arbor, MI, September 08, 2010 --( The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation’s Youth Council have both awarded funding to Community Action Network to establish the Bryant Youth Leadership Council (BYLC).

The newly formed council will afford young people in the Bryant neighborhood the opportunity to engage in leadership development and team building activities, and become involved in issues that affect their immediate lives and community. The BYLC will offer a structured environment where youth can enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills, develop self-reliance, create personal goals, and grow as citizens, role models and leaders. Program planning is already underway, with launch of youth activities in the fall. Interested youth may contact Derrick Miller, Bryant Community Center Director at (734) 477-0292 or via email at

Community Action Network is a Michigan-based 501(c) 3 whose mission is to partner with low income children and their families in Washtenaw County to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live. Community Action Network provides community center-based programs, supportive services, advocacy and community building activities at the Hikone and Green Baxter Court public housing complexes for low income families, and at the Bryant and Northside neighborhood community centers. For more information, please visit

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations committed to the future of southeast Michigan. The foundation works to improve the regions quality of life by connecting those who care with causes that matter. The Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed nearly $430 million through more than 36,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties. For more information, please visit

For nearly 50 years, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation has been an agent for positive change in our local area – supporting a broad range of local programs and services that benefit the residents of Washtenaw County. AAACF works to enrich the quality of life in our region through its knowledgeable leadership, engaged grantmaking, and creative partnerships with donors. Since 1963, AAACF has awarded more than $20 million in grants and scholarships that have touched thousands of lives - in the areas of education, health & human services, housing & homelessness, the arts, community development, the environment, youth and senior programs. For more information, please visit

Community Action Network
Patricia Simmons
734 994 2985