Detroit fights summer slump

Bored Detroit youth should have an easier time finding something to do this summer thanks to a new initiative launched Thursday morning, the Huffington Post reports. The Detroit Summer Learning Connection is an effort to promote summertime educational activities by teaching parents about the advantages of these experiences, assisting program providers and acting as a central clearinghouse for summer youth programming. The effort is being sponsored by The Youth Connection, a local nonprofit, and the National Summer Learning Association, which is helping to fund the project. The Youth Connection expects between 150 and 200 summer programs — everything from 3D Architectural Design With Legos to the Summer Dreams Music Camp to chess at the DIA to the Detroit Lions Youth Football Camp — to join the initiative by the time the school year ends in June. Programming is divided on the project’s website into “low cost” and “no cost.”

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