(WXYZ) - It's late night fun for Detroit youth and it kicks off Tuesday night.
A new grant from the Kellogg Foundation will fund activities at three different Detroit recreation centers for the next year.
“Back in the 90s, we did midnight basketball so we are retooling to introduce life skills, job readiness skills, violence reduction and education. Come in and play basketball and swim, but also get exposure to college,” said Detroit Recreation Department Director Alicia Minter.
Minter says the kids will also learn about financial aid and how to open a bank account.
The programs are open to youth from 17-24 year old from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Crowell Recreation Center | 16630 Lahser Rd (Wednesday & Saturday)
Heilmann Recreation Center | 19601 Crusade (Tuesday & Friday)
Williams Recreation Center | 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd (Wednesday & Saturday)
"We are doing it two days, one weekday and one weekend day. Hopefully we can deter some criminal activity and give positive pathways," said Minter.
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