Grantee Stories


Emerging Leader Energizes Students with Healthier Habits

In a neighborhood where convenience stores and gas stations full of processed food are the primary grocery sources, Micah Williams’ job as Middle School Ministry & Healthy Living Program Director is crucial for thriving, growing students.

Williams, who works for Central Detroit Christian Development Corporation (CDC) in Detroit, Mich., received a We Raise Foundation Emerging Leader Grant in 2021 for his passionate work bettering the lives of his students.

Currently, 70 students in the after-school program receive not only healthy food for their body, but nourishment for their soul as well.

During the program, students work on homework, receive tutoring, participate in various sports activities or weight training, attend Bible study, engage in youth group games, and free time in the gym. They also receive a healthy, balanced meal and learn about healthy food and eating habits.

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