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K-grams (Kids Programs)


K-grams is a 1,500 member pen pal and mentoring organization that brings elementary school students from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit together with students of the University of Michigan. The mission of K-grams is to establish a strong sense of community and understanding for a wide range of university and elementary students, staff, and families by developing positive relationships and experiences that extend beyond the classroom. The year consists of writing letters once a month, weekly interaction through educative projects and mentorship, and a yearly event (Kids-Fair) that brings all the pen pals and volunteers together to participate in educative booths run by student organizations.

Contact Information

Executive Director

4217 Michigan Union
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 555-5555
E-mail: umsmile@gmail.com

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Program End Date


Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Literature, Science & the Arts

Sponsoring Department(s)

Department of Housing

Program Available to these Counties

Washtenaw, Wayne

Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor, Detroit

Subject Area(s)

Community Assistance, Early Childhood and Elementary (pre-6), Middle and High School (7-12), Social Services