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Joy of Jesus operates a three building campus on the east side of Detroit and a 70 acre camp in Kingston, Michigan. We provide after school programs, summer residential camp, summer day camp, life skills, tutoring, character development programs and activities for Detroit youth through our Youth Embassy Recreation Center, Real Life Learning Center, Head Start Center and Camp Jubilee. Our programs focus on three things: Character, Education and Recreation.

Our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment during non-school hours in which youth can explore and develop their potential for academic success and understanding of skills necessary to succeed in life. We provide a safe environment for playing, learning and self-expression. We are laying a solid foundation for maturing in Christ, success in school, home life and ultimately the workplace.

Our major programs include:

Residential Summer Camp Summer Day Camp After School Jam
Joy of Jesus provides unique residential summer camp experiences for more than 18,000 Detroit youth (ages 8 to 18). The Summer Day Camp is an eight-week program that serves as a safe haven for inner city youth (ages 6-18) to learn, play and grow. After School Jam operates September through June and offers many of the same activities in the Summer Day Camp program, except in an abbreviated fashion from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Math and Reading Tutoring Homework Assistance Summer Jobs Program
Math and Reading tutoring is provided in collaboration with McCully’s Educational Resource Center (313-526-8377 ). We provide a quiet, library-style environment with instructional support to assist youth in first through twelfth grades with their homework assignments. Joy of Jesus provides summer employment opportunities for youth ages 14 to 17 with classroom instructional time and on-the-job training.

Computer Lab Holiday Outreaches HeadStart Program
Joy of Jesus provides computers with Internet access in a supervised environment. We also provide various workshops to teach basic computer skills. Each Thanksgiving and Christmas season, Joy of Jesus volunteers bless hundreds of needy families and children with food and gifts. Click here to find out more. The Joy of Jesus Head Start Program is operated by United Children and Families Head Start (313-527-3900).


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