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Saturdays in the D — Summer Camps and Adult Skills Experiences Return

Source: City of Detroit and Michigan News

In partnership with the University of Michigan and the Detroit Public Schools Community District, the City of Detroit will bring back Saturday at D. This is a free, high-quality program that provides fun, enriching activities for 75-100 Detroit youth (middle and high school students). school) and 100 adults. Residents have the opportunity to develop new skills from a diverse curriculum of programs focused on life skills, academics and extracurricular activities.

“The Saturdays in the D program is a great way for young people and adults to spend their Saturdays this summer,” said Mayor Mike Duggan. “Thanks to the excellent curriculum developed by the University of Michigan, Detroiters of all ages can enjoy and benefit from these excellent enrichment programs.”

The 2023 pilot program offers enrichment opportunities focused on STEM/STEAM camps offered by the University of Michigan. This camp encourages learning and provides students with new skills, interests and potential career considerations.

Rep. Mary Waters, former teacher at Cass Tech High School and the University of Michigan alumnus shared their excitement about the return of the month-long enrichment program for residents.

“Mayor Duggan and I have worked with the University of Michigan to make camps and adult learning courses accessible and impactful to our residents. It’s a great integration point for UM and the City of Detroit, and we’re proud to launch this show on Saturday D.” Council Woman Waters.

James Hilton, UM’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Innovation, said the Saturdays in the D program is a great way to enhance online and certificate-based learning to create more impactful in-person experiences. said.

“We are excited to be a part of this program. Because it is shaped by community members, we believe it is a key component in providing meaningful workforce development opportunities for the people of Detroit. he said.

student programming

Students in grades 7-12 who live in Detroit are eligible to participate in traditional enrichment and recreation programs. All camps are open to all students regardless of gender and are held at the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus unless otherwise specified. Transportation will be provided for students seeking assistance.

This year’s program is:

WISE Girls in the Faculty of Science and Technology Girls in Science and Engineering are looking for a fun, challenging and hands-on STEM experience for 7th and 8th graders at their June 19-23 day camp. She will spend a week exploring the world’s most advanced labs, choosing majors such as Robotics, Science+ and Climate Change Makers, and learning from world-class students and faculty at the UM Ann Arbor campus.

WISE Python Bootcamp The WISE Python Bootcamp introduces students to programming with Python in a fun and supportive environment. In addition to hands-on coding activities, participants will participate in fun group competitions, meet a computer science expert and learn about her CS career.

galaxy girls plus Galaxy Girls+ is a 5-day residential camp for current 9th graders offered in partnership with the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program. During the program, the scholar will reside at her UM Ann Arbor campus and immerse herself in aerospace engineering and space sciences. Scholars will have the opportunity to work closely with undergraduates and interact with the aerospace department as they design, build, and test their own water rockets. Students can apply regardless of gender.

NAF Future Ready Scholars NAF Future Ready Scholars are multi-year STEM-focused career and college preparation programs offered to high school students. Participating students will spend her two weeks at an immersive summer camp at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, engaging in engineering design processes to solve key problems.

The Joy of Coding Bootcamp (Online)

Scheduled from June 21st to August 2nd, The Joy of Coding is an online course created specifically for those who want to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, anyone can enter the wonderful world of coding. Participants learn to code at their own pace (rather than scheduled lectures) with the support of Michigan ECE faculty and students.

adult programming

The program, designed by the Center for Academic Innovation, offers 100 adults the opportunity to choose from four courses available through Michigan Online, the university’s online education platform. Each course includes online and face-to-face elements. In-person sessions will be held at the University of Michigan Detroit Center in Woodward. Upon successful completion of the 6-week program, parents will receive a course completion certificate.

Providing Courses for Parents/Adults

  • Programming for everyone: Introduction to Python
  • Writing and editing: word choice and word order
  • Emotional Intelligence: Cultivating Intense Relationships
  • The Science of Success: What Researchers Know and Should Know

Other resources:

  • In addition to classes, the UM Admissions Office be ready to use For adult program participants interested in pursuing higher education at UM as a freshman or transfer student.
  • Detroit-based UM alumni also participate and serve as peer mentors for adult participants.
  • Detroit at Work also provides career coaching to help parents explore job opportunities, participate in training, and access employment barriers support services.


Residents must register to participate Saturday of D Adult and student programs. Enrollment timelines vary.

Adult programming: register here

  • The program runs from July 8th to August 12th
  • Who: Detroit Residents 18+

Youth programming:

  • WISE Girls in Science and Engineering: register here
    • Daily Camp from June 19th to June 23rd
    • Target: Current 6th and 7th graders
  • WISE Python Bootcamp: register here
    • Daily Camp July 24th – July 28th
    • Target: Grades 9-12
  • Galaxy Girls+: Sign up here
    • Residential Camp runs from July 9th to July 14th
    • Target: Active 8th and 9th graders
  • NAF Future Ready Scholars: Sign up here
    • Residential Camp runs from July 23rd to August 5th
    • For: Current Years 9, 10, and 11
  • Coding Joy (Online): Sign up here
    • Online-only Bootcamp will run from June 21st to August 2nd
    • Eligibility: Age 13+ and successfully completes the prerequisite screening module

D Saturday plans for the 2024 season are underway. This includes the new Detroit-based Youth He Camp and Adult Learning Opportunities.