Back to School / Stay in School Program


The Back to School Stay in School Family Day program was created in response to the alarming high school drop out rates. The program’s goals are to increase the number of skilled and literate African American youth graduating from high school by providing them with mentoring, tutoring, remedial assistance and incentives for maintaining regular attendance.

At the annual event the Detroit Branch NAACP partners with Ms. Delores Bennett and host the annual family fun day at the Delores Bennett park in the heart of the north-end community. This event attracts thousands of participants each year. Students receive school supplies such as notebooks, backpacks, pens, and pencils to prepare them for a healthy school year. With food, music and entertainment participants always have a wonderful time.

7 thoughts on “Back to School / Stay in School Program

  1. I represent a non-profit organization that would like to partner with the NAACP as well as Mrs. Delores Bennett to assist however we are needed at the Back to School/Stay in School Family Fun Day. I can be reached by email for a response and to render whatever information necessary to follow through.

    • Hello Entilina and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Someone will be in contact with you soon regarding the Back to School Stay In School Program and we look forward to your continued participation and support. We encourage you to attend our General Membership Meetings every 4th Thursday of each Month, visit our website, or contact our office at 313-871-2087 for all monthly updates. Additionally, we invite you to join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk. The event will be held June 22, 2013 and we will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. More information can be found at

    • Hi Latasha,

      Thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Our Back to School Program will take place on August 30, 2013 at Delores Bennett Park. We invite you to join us from 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. on that day.

      Thank You,

      Detroit Branch NAACP

  2. I met Mrs.Bennett in 1985 after just returning home to my mother from 3 long years of foster care. I was shy a little,and very protective of my siblings. Mrs.Bennett is truly a mother to all. One day she gave me a dollar and sent a group of us to the candy store that sat on the corner across from thee park….in that moment she showed me that I was welcomed to her park, not to worry about anything and that my siblings would be ok. She allowed me to be an 8 year old kid and little did she know the impact she had n my life that day and for many days to come. Thanks Mrs.Bennett for showing me LOVE..and you are still a big part of my life as well as my family even tho I’m 36 now, your’re amazing!!!!!!!

  3. I’ve heard wonderful things about Mrs. Bennett, I wish there were more people who cared like she does. Hopefully, the energy and love will flow to other parts of the city.
    Thank God for the NAACP partnership and other organizations supporting this event, it will help families tremendously.

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