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“Last year’s D.O.N. Weekend was a huge success, and I’m excited to bring it back for the second year in a row. I have so much love for Detroit and can’t wait to celebrate it with all of the people who make the city great,” says Big Sean.

That’s right! The Sean Anderson Foundation and Big Sean are elated to announce the 2nd Annual D.O.N. Weekend, presented by our friends at ALLY. From August 17 through August 18,  the Sean Anderson Foundation has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan to host two-days of fun, resources and upliftment for the entire Detroit community.

“This weekend is a great opportunity to join with our friends at the Sean Anderson Foundation and Boys and Girls Club to expand on the work we are doing with SAF on Moguls in the Making and BGCSM on Code to Success,” said Andrea Brimmer, chief marketing and public relations officer, Ally. “Ally is focused on aiding economic mobility through programs that provide all individuals greater access to services, education and resources they can use to help improve their economic circumstances and enrich their lives. D.O.N. Weekend demonstrates our commitment to Detroit and to helping the city’s youth gain skills that prepare them to increase their economic mobility in the future.”

The special weekend celebrates the Detroit families, entrepreneurs, teachers and long-standing institutions that are the backbone of the city. Saturday will feature a special unveiling of the Sean Anderson Foundation Production Studio in the Dauch Campus Boys and Girls Club. Block Party and Occupy the Corner activities will include Live DJ|Free Food | Live Performances | Free Haircuts and Braiding | Neighborhood Hero Awards | Health Screenings | Workforce One Jobs Bus | Felony Expungement |Apprenticeship Opportunities | Carnival Rides | Gaming Stations.

On Sunday, Big Sean will be hosting an insightful Mental Health Awareness Discussion with Dr. Jessica Clemons, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson moderated by Shawn H. Wilson, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. The discussion will explore the narrative and stigma around mental health in the Black Community. A Bowling Party will close out the D.O.N. Weekend on Sunday evening.

The events are made possible by presenting sponsor Ally; Puma; Detroit Pistons; Quicken Loans; Fratarcangeli Wealth Management; Essentia Water and D’USSE.

All events, Saturday and Sunday, are free and open to the public. Sunday’s events require registering on Eventbrite. Eventbrite links below!

D.O.N. Weekend 2019 Schedule:

Saturday, August 17

Location: Location: Dick & Sandy Dauch Boys and Girls Club
16500 Tireman Avenue, Detroit, MI 48228

Sunday, August 18

Location: Location: Dick & Sandy Dauch Boys and Girls Club

16500 Tireman Avenue, Detroit, MI 48228

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