September 27, 2021
DETROIT - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel spent a portion of her afternoon at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan's Lloyd H. Diehl Club in Detroit.
The Diehl Club recently completed renovations that further enhance the club's ability to instill a sense of belonging and influence in its members.
Nessel's visit is part of her ongoing advocacy for equitable experiences in and outside of the classroom for students.
"While there is more we can and should be doing to ensure equitable treatment inside the classroom, programs through organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan cultivate opportunities outside of school hours to ensure our youth feel supported and empowered," Nessel said. "I greatly appreciate the Diehl Club's hospitality today and look forward to watching its impact continue to grow in Detroit."
Earlier this month, Nessel joined education leaders at Raupp Elementary School to learn about Lincoln Park Public Schools' (LPPS) Resilient Schools Project.
In May, she led a coalition of 23 attorneys general in a letter urging the federal government to issue guidance addressing inequities in student discipline that contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline.
Following that letter, the Department of Education (DOE) opened a public comment period requesting information regarding the nondiscriminatory administration of school discipline. Nessel again led a coalition of attorneys general in advocating for DOE to issue guidance addressing inequities in student discipline in July. The states are waiting on additional guidance and response from DOE.
You can learn more about the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan by visiting the organization's website.