Inspiring Community, Creating Greatness


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!



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


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.


Free 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!  



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. 

Now offering boxing and gymnastics!


News Movement

Youth Journalism

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. 


Music Program

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.

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Adult Literacy

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