Detroit Evening Report: Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan moves headquarters to Michigan Central in Detroit

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A photo of Michigan Central in Detroit, Mich. on Feb. 23, 2023.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has found a new home at Michigan Central in Corktown.

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The move was announced by BGCSM President Shawn Wilson over the weekend at Big Sean’s annual Detroit’s On Now (DON) celebration.

Wilson says it’s been a long journey for his organization to relocate to the historic building.

“I want to thank the board for believing in that vision, putting the resources behind that vision, and sticking through some pretty lean times to come out on the other side,” Wilson said.

Michigan Central’s director of civic partnerships Nate Wallace emphasized the importance of nurturing young minds to secure Detroit’s future.

“In order for Detroit to truly succeed, we must be intentional about providing opportunities for the city’s youth,” Wallace said at the ceremony. “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan is a national leader in empowering young Detroiters and preparing them to become leaders themselves. This partnership will not only introduce our youth to the future of technology, it will help them be a part of it.”

The BGCSM headquarters will be in Newlab and feature resources such as a recording studio donated by Big Sean.

BGCSM will act as a key partner for youth development activities in Detroit, coordinating programs and activities that promote advanced technology.

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.