EPIC Youth Program
PCS OFFERS AN ARRAY OF PROGRAMS THAT ARE EMPOWERING PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES (EPIC).
The EPIC Youth Program provides positive experiences and opportunities for Wayne County youth to increase access to enriching activities and to decrease incidents of juvenile delinquency.
For eligible registered youth, the following services and programs are available and free of charge:
Program ComponentsCommunity Prevention Counseling:
EPIC Mentoring Program:
After School Activities Program (ASAP):
To find out more information or enroll your child in the EPIC Youth Program, please contact People's Community Services at 313-554-3111.
After School Program
Developing young minds is central for creating well-rounded, contributing adults. We achieve this through educational, interactive activities in a relaxed atmosphere that is conducive to learning. The after school program is offered at both the Hamtramck Neighborhood Center and Delray Neighborhood House. This program focuses on making a difference in children's lives through structured interaction with adults. We monitor improvements among the children in order to accurately report changes in key indicators. This reporting is essential to document how we are helping our youth stay in school and reach their full potential.
Arts & Crafts
Children & Youth Counseling
For youth who experience behavior problems or are at risk of developing problems, PCS offers the following services.
Youth work through individual problems, set goals, and build group unity. This method is a strong antidote to the pulls of peer pressure, gang membership, and a lack of self-esteem, which can lead to substance abuse.
Trained counselors teach youth to deal realistically with differences and conflict through literature, exercises, and role play.
While not counseling, it is a fact that children who go hungry have trouble concentrating and coping. Through the City of Detroit Health Department, we are able to provide lunches to community youth during the summer when there is no access to school food programs.
Major Program Benefits
Increase in life skills and healthy development
Better peer and adult relationships