Ypsilanti Community Middle School -- Willow Run Campus

235 Spencer Lane

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

(734) 221-2200

Ypsilanti Community Middle School

R.J. Quiambao, Site Coordinator

E-Mail: quiambao.rj[at]gmail.com

Phone: (734) 812-3927

R.J. has been with EMU Bright Futures for seven years, and is in his sixth year as Site Coordinator.  In his time with Bright Futures, R.J. has strived to create a safe, supportive environment where middle school students can navigate their identities and pursue their passions, while equipping them with skills necessary to be successful later in life.  He is also exploring Project-Based Learning and its applications to after school, following a successful summer coordinating the Power2Change design thinking camp, with support from Design for Change USA.  He hopes to create even more academic service learning opportunities during the school year. When he has spare time, R.J. trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira, and teaches salsa dancing -- essentially the same things he does at Bright Futures.

Program Description

EMU Bright Futures at Ypsilanti Community Middle School -- Willow Run Campus serves students in grades 6-8.  We operate in coordination with the academic calendar, Monday-Thursday, from 2:15PM-4:45PM, out of House R, Room 313.  Our goal is to support academic achievement, increase social-emotional learning, and build positive, stable relationships with students.


Students are provided with a free after school meal and snack.   Our time is structured into two main parts:  academic support and clubs.  During academic support, we provide academically enriching activities and connect students with a school day teacher to help with homework.  Clubs are decided by the students and rotate every eight weeks.


Current club offerings include:

Minecraft Programming (in partnership with Gamers' Society)

Cooking and Nutrition (in partnership with Growing Hope)

Wing Chun Kung Fu


Art and Drawing


In addition to normal programming, we also provide field trip opportunities, host family nights, and co-sponsor large, annual community events such as the Fall Harvest Festival, the YCS Talent Show, and Spring Fest.


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203 Boone Hall

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

lmalinoff [at] emich.edu

(734) 487-0372

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