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DPSCD Students Teen’s for Vaccines Accelerating This Week !

DPSCD’s student driven campaign, Teens for Vaccines, is holding information sessions for students and their families this week (week of May 17) as well as a district wide vaccination event on Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Randolph Career Technical Center.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 DPSCD Student Athlete Teens for Vaccines online information session from 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

This Teens for Vaccines information session, geared toward DPSCD student athletes, their families, and the community, will be led by Board Member Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Deputy Superintendent Iranetta Wright and the following DPSCD student athletes who are shining examples of District students on the rise:

  • Pierre Brooks II, Frederick Douglass Academy. A standout student with a 4.1 GPA and member of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Student Athlete Advisory, Brooks is renowned for having led Douglass to the Division 4 boys state basketball championship earlier this spring. He was named the state’s Mr. Basketball and will continue his academic and basketball pursuits at Michigan State University next school year. 
  • Lauren Green, Renaissance High School. A 4.0 student, Green is also a member of the DPSCD Athletic Advisory Council. She is a volleyball player at Renaissance which was recently earned the honor as the City’s top high school in a U.S. News and World Report nationwide survey of public high schools.

Makenzie Craigmiles, Denby High School. The Denby sophomore sports a 3.8 GPA and is a player on the Tars softball team. Click here to join the meeting at 6 p.m.

The student athlete information session comes on the heels of a session tailored toward the District’s Exceptional Education Student (ESE) students and their families with expert medical input that was held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Saturday, May 22, 2021 Teens for Vaccines vaccination event Randolph Career Technical Center, 1701 Hubbell in Detroit, MI from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

In conjunction with the Detroit Health Department, the community is invited to attend the DPSCD T(w)eens for Vaccine event where first dose Pfizer vaccinations will be available for anyone 12+ that is eligible. To make an appointment, please call 313-230-0505 M-F 9am-6pm.  Walk ins are welcome. Second dose vaccination follow-up opportunities from the event are planned for Saturday, June 12 at Randolph from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Vaccination Rules for Minors

  • Any individual age 12-17 must be accompanied by parent/guardian
  • Parent/guardian must show ID
  • Parent/guardian must sign written consent form
  • No Good Neighborhood reimbursement for anyone bringing a person under age 18 to be vaccinated.

A full calendar of information sessions and vaccine dates will be updated often. We will host additional vaccine opportunities at various high school clinics, and at the Northwest Activities Center in partnership with the Detroit Health Department. Teens for Vaccines will run through the end of June and is open for all to participate.