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.