DETROIT (WXYZ) - A big congratulations to the "Detroit Parent Network" for being a "Champion in Action" award winner.
WXYZ and Charter One awarded them a $35,000 check.
The local grass roots organization serves thousands of families in Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck.
The organization focuses on developing power parents and caregivers who are equipped to meet educational and economic needs of families.
One teenager who has been helped by the Detroit Parent Network for the past five year says the organization taught her to be a leader, helped her become active in the community and gave her a sense of confidence.