EMU Bright Futures has a network of dedicated partners, each bringing their special expertise and contribution. These businesses, associations, foundations, government agencies, and universities have been instrumental in the development and operation of EMU Bright Futures. They have dedicated their time, services, and heart to making this program what it is today.



GameStart School

University of Michigan School of Education Interactive Communications & Simulations: Develops online mentoring, poetry writing, simulations.

Community Records: Develops clubs where students write, record and burn original songs and beats to CD’s.

826Michigan: Multiple projects relating to writing including writing and performing plays, writing a newspaper, poetry, etc.

Wayne-Westland Health and Welfare: Community-based collaboration in Wayne Westland with local government, schools, community based organizations, churches

Westland Public Library: Multiple programs including family programs at the library.

Ypsilanti Public Library: Brings the bookmobile to the program weekly during the school year.

Ypsilanti Township Recreation:  Develops summer recreation opportunities, including golf, arts and crafts and wollyball

Westland Recreation: Provides opportunities for field trips and shares resources for clubs

Red Wagon Literacy Program: Brings and distributes wagonloads of books to our programs in the NorWayne neighborhood.

Greater Works Youth Empowerment: Provides young men’s leadership support to our students

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan  – It’s Great To Be A Girl: Girls’ leadership program

CrossTown Theater Troupe

Detroit Dance Studio

Eastern Michigan University GEAR UP

Neutral Zone:

Project S.N.A.P.

University of Michigan – International Poetry Guild

University of Michigan School Based Healthcare Center – Willow Run Secondary Complex:

Young People’s Project (YPP)



Tumble Bunnies

Yankee Air Museum

Oakwood Adams Upper Elementary School Based Health Center


Blue Cross Complete of Michigan

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Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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