The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village

Inspiring Community, Creating Greatness

At the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (SBEV), our mission is to cultivate leadership capacity. We firmly believe that investing in young people is the key to creating compelling and lasting change in our community. To give youth a voice in their world and transform Flint into a just and equitable city, we nurture their leadership skills and inspire them to be active, informed, and relentless agents for their success.



From the SKY after-school homework club and adult literacy programming to our technology center, SBEV provides people of the entire city a space to learn, develop, lead, and invest in their future.


SBEV has partnered with various community partners to offer a wide array of educational, training, and job placement services to youth in Flint.


Between our services, partner programming, and community gatherings, SBEV proudly hosts events that bring thousands of people through our doors, spark conversations, and improve quality of lives.

Building Services

Located at the former Dewey School, which has been rehabilitated and is currently being upgraded, SBEV offers space tours and rentals.




Skills and Knowledge for Youth

At SKY, our teachers and volunteers will encourage students not only to complete their homework but also to unlock their potential through fun activities that promote teamwork and community.


Adult Literacy Program

Adult Basic Education & ESL

We provide instruction and remediation for reading, language, writing, and basic education. Our Adult literacy program focuses on inspiring and empowering our community by providing our learners with the proper instruction and tools to meet their education and workforce goals.



Bringing the Community Together

In addition to our programming and services, SBEV is a neighborhood hub for several community organizations and their activities. Our events and opportunities are open to everyone, and we look forward to welcoming you to our campus.



At SBEV, we are committed to Flint's youth, to seeing students reach their full potential in life. Without the support of donors, our work would not be possible. We ask you to support our youth enrichment and education programs at SBEV.  Your investment will help to cultivate and grow tomorrow's leaders from Flint. All donations will go directly to support SBEV's mission and programs.