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Teen HYPE event to benefit Detroit youth

DETROIT — In pursuit of its mission to empower urban youth to thrive, Teen HYPE (Helping Youth by Providing Education) will host HYPE the Rooftop Aug. 8 from 6-10 p.m. to benefit programs that help keep teens on the right track and lead healthy lives.

Among those attending this inaugural event are Alexis Wiley of Fox 2 News and former Detroit Lions safety Ron Rice, who will serve cocktails as celebrity bartenders. The event will feature local restaurants and a silent auction to help raise additional funds for Teen HYPE. In addition, two local community change leaders will receive Spotlight Awards.

All of the proceeds raised through this event will support programs that address these youth issues within Detroit, such as unprotected sex, drug abuse, dropping out of school, abusive relationships and peer pressure.

Major sponsors for the event include Health Alliance Plan of Michigan (HAP), Henry Ford Health System and St. John Providence Health System.

“HYPE the Rooftop will be a stunning evening affair with a purpose,” says Teen HYPE Executive Director Ambra Redrick. “Throughout the year, we host events that appeal to our teen audience. This year, we wanted to add something new — an event where professionals throughout metro Detroit can network and enjoy an evening at one of Detroit’s most celebrated landmarks, all while supporting an important cause.”

The event will take place at the Madison Building’s Skyview Terrace, located at 1555 Broadway St. in Detroit. Tickets are $30 for general admission or $50 for VIP.

Founded in 2004, Teen HYPE (Helping Youth by Providing Education) empowers urban youth to thrive while strengthening their community. It provides cultural, educational and personal enrichment experiences to help teens make positive choices, improve their quality of life, and become leaders in their schools and communities.

For more information or event tickets, visit www.teenhype.org

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