October's Nonprofit Spotlight is Educate Youth!

Educate Youth guides and encourages Ypsilanti teens to earn their high school diploma with a two year post-high school plan and a goal of becoming future leaders who will strengthen and drive change in their community.

Educate Youth is incredibly dedicated to ensuring their students have academic success. Educate Youth is not a drop in program, so each student is making the conscious commitment to spend an additional 12+ hours each week on school work, after being in school all day. This commitment pays off, as Educate Youth students have a 100% high school graduation rate.

Donate directly to Educate Youth!


Events to support Educate Youth

Zingerman's Mail Order Warehouse Shop Fundraiser
October 13, 2023
9:00 am –9:00 pm

Come to Zingerman's Mail Order's Warehouse Shop at 710 Phoenix Drive in Ann Arbor on October 13th! All of the sales that day from the in-person shop space will be donated to Educate Youth! The shop is open from 9am to 9pm. It's a fantastic spot to score some of our favorite products at a great price. Come down and get some great deals for a fantastic cause!

Dine to Donate Fundraiser
October 11, 2023
4:00 pm –8:00 pm

Dine to Donate fundraiser at the Panera Bread on Washtenaw Avenue. From 4-8pm, any in store orders where Educate Youth is mentioned, or online orders with code FUND4U, will donate a portion of each orders cost to Educate Youth.

Ypsi-Arbor Fowling Warehouse Fundraiser
October 15, 2023
3:00 pm –6:00 pm

Educate Youth has a fowling (football-bowling) fundraiser at the Ypsi-Arbor Fowling Warehouse. They still have tickets available for $20 and can be purchased through [email protected] ~ all proceeds go directly to Educate Youth!

Resources Offered

Educate Youth provides teens in Ypsilanti with academic and social emotional support, a daily hot meal, and different experiences such as field trips and college visits. Students in need can contact Gail Wolkoff at [email protected] for more information on how to become a participant in their programs.


Educate Youth welcomes volunteers, though they like to have volunteers that are able to come in on a consistent basis as so much of their work is relationship based. Their main expectation of volunteers is that they are kind and respectful to all, and able to provide academic support through tutoring of any subjects, and use the internet to do so as needed. Reach out with any questions or interest.

Other support

Community members can best contribute to their organization through donations, and spreading the word about Educate Youth and what they do through their social media pages. So be sure to follow them for regular updates!

A variety of donations can be taken to their Clubhouse at 104 S. Huron, Apartment 1 in Ypsilanti. Please contact Gail Wolkoff in advance at [email protected] to ensure someone is at the Clubhouse to greet you when you drop by.

Why Zing Loves Educate Youth

With their various programs and activities, Educate Youth truly works hard to ensure that students have access to the tools they need for academic success, but they have also created an inclusive and supportive space for Ypsilanti youth to discover the best version of themselves. Their 100% graduation success rate is a huge achievement and it's due to them truly believe in providing encouragement and power to the students to take on the challenges they're facing. We've been honored to support their work over the years and hope you join us in making sure this great organization continues on their mission in our community.

Donate directly to Educate Youth!