—Jada Pinkett Smith
—Dr. Grace Lee Boggs, philosopher and Detroit community organizer
—ECO Girl Parent
ECO Girls ECO Girls is a program for 2nd through 7th grade urban girls who live in the cities and towns of Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. We are looking for girls who want to learn, build new friendships, and explore the natural areas of our region in a fun, respectful environment. (Although geared toward encouraging girls to participate, all children from these areas may apply to the program, regardless of gender. There are 12 spots for the 2nd-4th grade Roots group and 18 spots for the 5th-7th grade Shoots group. The program will bring together girls from a diverse range of racial, cultural, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds, with preference being given to girls with less access to green spaces and/or environmental education opportunities.
To apply, fill out the online form below or or request that a paper application be mailed to you. You can also download and print the application PDF yourself. Mail the form back to:
Department of Afroamerican & African Studies
4700 Haven Hall
505 S. State St.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
To reach us by phone, call us at 734 963 4374. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program runs from September 2012 through May 2013.
Note: If children are filling out this application, they should do it with the help of a parent.