Vote For A Detroit Non-Profit To Receive Free Airtime On WDET Through Kyle’s Challenge

WDET and The Kyle John Foundation are awarding $25,000 in promotional support to five, youth-focused nonprofits. Help us chose them with your vote!



“To me there’s no better way to celebrate Kyle’s life than to help kids.”

Kyle’s Mom and WDET Member, Aimee Cowher


What is Kyle’s Challenge?  

Gary Cone and Aimée Cowher, founders of The Kyle John Foundation believe in the impact of WDET and our collective ability to make a real difference in our region. They have made a very generous gift to WDET as a challenge to get you involved in a Community Impact Campaign that can improve the lives of thousands of young people in Southeast Michigan.

WDET listeners stepped up to meet Kyle’s Challenge and nominated deserving youth-focused non-profit organizations to receive promotional support on WDET.  The group of listener-nominated organizations were qualified based their modest budgets and the service they provide for the voting phase of Kyle’s Challenge.  That’s where YOU come in!  

In all, each of five organizations will receive $5,000 of free airtime on WDET.  Gary and Aimée chose Soar Detroit for promotion and YOU get to decide the remaining four organizations!  Soar Detroit will kick off the Kyle’s Challenge on-air awareness campaign on June 25!


Cast your vote!

Help four youth-focused nonprofits receive promotional air time on 101.9 WDET.


Meet the Organizations


Bridgepointe works to enhance the lives of children and their families in a targeted area of southwest Detroit.

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Creative Movement Brazil

Creative Movement Brazil provides classes in Capoeira, Zumba, Belly Dance, and drumming for kids and adults.

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Detroit Food Academy

Detroit Food Academy inspires young Detroiters to grow as leaders through hands-on experiences in food entrepreneurship.

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Leaps and Bounds Family Services

Leaps and Bounds Family Services improves the lives of children 0-5 & parents through free educational programs.

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Minds Matter Detroit

Minds Matter Detroit helps low-income Detroit students prep for college by providing them with mentors and academic support.

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Second Mile Center

Second Mile Center builds hope in families who live in Detroit’s “Red Zone,” which has our city’s highest crime rate, poverty, and unemployment.

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Soar Detroit

Soar Detroit exists to invert Detroit’s illiteracy rate through tutoring and build life changing-relationships through sports.

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  • Carmen Garcia
    Carmen Garcia is Associate Director of Philanthropy for 101.9 WDET and wears many hats, all of which build relationships for WDET.