Harrison Men’s Leadership Academy collects for kids in need

The Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Harrison High School will be collecting, wrapping, and giving giftts December 10 to kids in need in Farmington Hills.

Hawks Giving Back to Kids will be held from 10 a.m. until noon in the Auditorium Lobby, on the school’s east side. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served, and face-painting will be provided by Harrison art students.

Farmington Hills residents are invited to sign up for this event here: https://goo.gl/gJFdpe

The group is accepting:

  • Cash or gift card donations
  • Unwrapped Gift/toy donation (for boys and girls ages 1-5, 5-10- 10-15 and 15-18
  • Clothing, blankets, school items

Donations can be made in the donation box located in front of the main office at 29995 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Young Men’s Leadership Academy is a boys-only club designed to help young men who may be struggling socially or academically. The goal is for members to become future leaders, better students, and great young men.

YMLA is sponsored by Social Studies Instructor Dominic Carino and Assistant Principal Angela Leach. Hawks Giving Back to Kids is the brainchild of YMLA mentors/leaders Carl Hanpeter, Jimmy O’Connor, Jad Mourad, Lindon Ivezic and Joe Madrid. Joe’s mother, Rayna Madero, coordinated similar efforts at Joe’s previous school. She is the Social Media consultant and parent coordinator in the effort.

To learn more, contact Leach at 248-426-2858 or write to Angela.Leach@farmington.k12.mi.us.