Family & Community Engagement

Engaging families to improve the health and welfare of our community.

Intentionally connecting community partners to support our schools, staff, students and their families.

2018 Summer Happenings!

Back to School Fun Fest

Get immunizations, services, and education for parents and students. Will be held at Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans, and Community Wellness: 3303 Van Born, Wayne MI.

  • Date(s): August 9th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
  • Costs: FREE

Contact info for a parent to sign up: No registration needed- if questions, please contact Lori Toia at 734-467-3381.

Jefferson Barns Learning Lab

Computer center (including coding classes), robotics, tutoring; taught by certified teachers.

  • Location: Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center (32150 Dorsey Road, Westland)
  • Date(s): June 25 - August 16 (closed week of July 4), 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, Tuesday – Thursday.
  • Costs: No cost

Contact info for parent to sign up: / 734.595.0288
Meet Up Eat Up lunch program at 12:00 (Monday - Thursday)

Norwayne Boxing Gym

Boxing gym, all ages, including boxing lessons, community service, tutoring.

  • Location: Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center (32150 Dorsey Road, Westland)
  • Date(s): June 18 - August 24, 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Monday - Friday
  • Costs: No cost

Contact info for a parent to sign up: Coach Erskine Wade, 313.425.1999

Meet Up Eat Up lunch program at 12:00 (Monday - Thursday)

Jefferson Barns Library

Summer reading program, all ages welcome, monthly activities.

Location: Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center (32150 Dorsey Road, Westland)

Date(s): June 18 - August 24

  • Monday: Noon – 4:00 pm    
  • Tuesday: 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: Noon – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Friday: Noon – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Costs: No cost
  • Contact info: 734.595.0288

Salvation Army 2018 Camp Echo Grove

Many different camp offerings, such as: Senior, Visually Impaired, Music Camp, Girl Guard/Ranger Camp, Kidz Camp II, Teen Camp, Sunbeam/Explorer Camp, Sports Camp/S.T.E.M. and Family Camp.

  • Date(s): Various dates during June and July.
  • Costs: $20, which includes $10 canteen card. The last day possible to register for any 2018 summer camp is June 8th.
  • Contact info for a parent to sign up: 734-722-3660.

Salvation Army Summer Day Camp

Fun and safe activities for kids during the summer. Ages 6-12. Field Trips, gym, art, music, swimming, bible lessons, games and much more.

  • Register by May 24th.
  • Date(s): June 18th- August 24th.
  • Contact info for a parent to sign up: 734-722-3660

S.T.A.R.S. of WMHS/FMS, provided by Wayne Youth Services:

A FREE summer transition and readiness program that will help prepare students with their trfortion into either Middle School or High School this fall. It is a 10-week program that is open to Middle School students from Franklin Middle School or Stevenson Middle School.

  • Dates: TBA, 10:00 am-12:30 pm.
  • Cost: Free.

Contact Info: Wayne Youth Services, 734-721-7004

Hegira Prevention's Summer Activity Club (ages 10-13)

Structured Learning and social activities such as Computer Learning Lab, Recreational Activities, Confidence Building, Arts & Crafts, Service Learning Projects, Guest Presentations, Leadership Activities, Pizza Parties and other fun activities!

Monday - Thursday * 7 weeks * July 9, 2018 - August 23, 2018 * Closed on Fridays. Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Where: Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center * 32150 Dorsey * Westland, MI 48186
  • Cost: FREE

Contact for parent to sign up: Call Hegira Prevention to Register by July 6th: (734) 513-7598

Beaumont Clinic School and Sports Camp Physicals

  • Location:  Beaumont Adams Child & Adolescent Healthcare Center, 33475 Palmer Rd., Westland, MI.
  • Description: Clinic is open all summer! Get your physicals and shots for school!
  • Date(s): All summer. Closed on Fridays throughout the summer.
  • Costs: Sliding scale/can bill your insurance/takes students with/without insurance.

Contact info for parent: 734-728-2423

*YMCA Summer Day Camp in Westland* for ages 5-12.

Day Camp at the Y provides kids age 5-12 with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution, sportsmanship, leadership skills, social responsibility and more. Campers have fun while developing friendships, improving their health, participating in literacy and financial literacy, developing skills, gaining independence and appreciating teamwork.

  • Location: 1901 N. Carlson St., Westland MI 48185
  • Dates: Camp runs in week-long themed sessions from June 18- August 31. Camp activities from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm, and before & after care is available at no additional cost.
  • Costs: For more details and pricing go to: or contact:

Contact info to sign up: Kelly Plocharczyk, 734-261-2161 ex. 216 or

Wayne County Parks and Rec Days to Remember:

For more info, visit or call 734-261-1990

  • June 7: Nursery School Olympics @ Elizabeth Park
  • June 9: Fishing Derby @ Waterford Bend
  • June 9: Family Fishing Fun Day @ Crosswinds Marsh
  • June 23-24: Great American Campout @ Nankin Mills Park
  • June 23: Senior Fun Fest @ Nankin Mills Park
  • July 1: Dog Park Ice Cream Social @ Hawthorne Ridge Park
  • July 10: Mud Day @ Nankin Mills Park
  • July 28: Motown on the River @ Elizabeth Park
  • August 4-5: Jazz on the River @ Elizabeth Park
  • August 11: Hobby Day @ Crosswinds Marsh
  • August 26: Crusin’ Hines @ Hines Park

Champions Summer

Child care for children, Monday-Friday from 6:30 am- 6:30 pm. Half and full days available, bussing provided for students in WWCS summer school.

  • Location: Marshall Upper Elementary School
  • Costs: Please contact Champions for details.

Contact info to sign up: Visit to enroll.

Kids Bowl Free 2018

Registered children receive 2 free games of bowling each day during the summer.

  • Location: Vision Lanes, Westland Bowl, Town N Country Lanes (all in Westland)  
  • Costs: Free!

Contact info to sign up: You must register and use the coupon sent to you via email to play.

Meet Up and Eat Up: Wayne-Westland Community Schools

  • Locations: The following sites will host summer feeding this year. We will offer breakfast and lunch at Hamilton, Hicks, Hoover, Schweitzer and Wildwood Elementary.
  • Dates: Monday-Thursday, starting July 9th through August 2nd. Breakfast will be available from 8:15 am- 8:45 am. Lunch will be offered between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm.

*Stevenson will have a free breakfast program only. Breakfast will be served July 9- August 2 from 8:15 am- 8:45 am in the cafeteria.


Upcoming Community Events

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August 16, 2018
2018 Back to School Drive

2018 Back to School Drive

External LinkRead more about this here

The address for Forum Fitness Center 34250 Ford Rd, Westland, MI 48185

August 16, 2018
Healthy Me After School Program

Healthy Me

PDF DocumentHealthy Me After School Program flyer

The Summer Program is outstanding! Families are loving it! We have seen about 50 different children come through the program. We have enjoyed this so much that we have decided to do a Fall "After School" course themed: "HealthyMe" which will encourage kids to stay active, speak up, gain confidence, resolve conflicts, etc.

August 15, 2018
Beaumont Healthy Westland Annual Fall Festival

Beaumont Healthy Westland Annual Fall Festival Flyer 2018

Click this flyer to read more information.

Healthy Westland's First Fall Annual Fitness Festival

Where? Tattan Park, Lions Club Pavilion (1901 N Carlson St, Westland)
When: September 15th, 11am - 3pm

August 1, 2018
Western Wayne Family Health Centers Workshop for Job Application

Western Wayne Family Health Center Job Application Workshop
PDF DocumentView Flyer for more information

Learn how to successfully apply to college and jobs with an outstanding resume and interview skills.

June 12, 2018
Cultivating Creativity

Cultivating Creativity

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When? June 20th through August 22nd, 6:30 P - 8:30 P
Where? Gateway Family Worship Center



Financial Support

  • Fund a "buddy bench”
  • Staff appreciation
  • Beautification project at school (maintain green space, plant flowers around the school and in courtyards)
  • Provide sweatpants, underwear, and socks
  • Sponsor a class field trip
  • Provide tissue, sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer for classrooms
  • Adopt a new teacher
  • Purchase electric pencil sharpeners for teachers
  • Adopt families during the holidays
  • Purchase games and equipment for recess
  • Sponsor a student to participate in after-school activities

People Support

  • Read to kids (Literacy Corps)
  • Mentor kids - meet with students on a regular basis to check-in and provide guidance
  • Help students during lunchtime
  • Help monitor students during recess
  • Be a guest speaker
  • Host/sponsor a family event
  • Serve on an advisory board
  • Help students with their homework
  • Facilitate an after-school club
  • Classroom volunteer
  • Hallway/lunch monitor
  • Become a Watch D.O.G.

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Amanda Dybus
Supervisor of Family & Community Engagement
Maria Mitter
Supervisor of Family & Community Engagement


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