At the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, 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 both give youth a voice in their world and transform Flint into a just and equitable city, we nurture leadership skills and inspire students to be active, informed, and relentless agents for their success through our programs and services, which reach 300 students per day or over 6,000 families per year through more than 7 after-school programs. SBEV provides over 530 extra contact hours per year to at-risk youth, which is equivalent to 75 extra school days or 2.5 additional months of instruction per year!
Extra Contact Hours per Year
Extra School Days
Extra Months of School per Year
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.
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.
School of Champions
Youth Athletics Programs
Including basketball and football, SBEV's youth sports programs offer various opportunities for Flint children to develop their skills.
As a news literacy program, News Movement will teach the youth of Flint various journalistic skills and empower them to use them in their community while improving the visibility of children of color and their stories in the media.
Professional Music Instruction
As a music literacy program, students will learn the fundamentals of music reading and writing, instruments, artist presentation, music engineering, production, and recording from industry experts.
Summer Day Camp
Character Counts This Summer
Join us for a summer to remember at SBEV, where we will focus on fun, learning, and athletics! Our theme is "Character Counts This Summer," so our activities will cultivate and promote trustworthiness, respect, caring, love, responsibility, citizenship, and so much more!
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.