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Telling Tales

Please buy tickets now for Student Advocacy Center’s annual fundraiser, a live storytelling event, featuring YCS WAVE graduate DaQuann Harrison, AAPS graduate Sada Imran, community member Derrick Jackson, local author Patti Smith, Eastern Michigan University’s Applied Theater Class, and host Gordie Wykes. This a powerful evening where new and experienced storytellers come together to inspire, challenge, and create community — all while supporting SAC’s work helping students stay in school.

    Doors open at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5 (show is 7:30-9:30 p.m.) at Washtenaw Community College’s Towsley Auditorium in the Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor.

    Tickets are $25 (or more if you’d like to make a bigger gift to SAC). High school and college students: $10. (At the door, tickets will be $30 for general admission and $10 for students.)  Join us for a Cinco de Mayo dinner beforehand at 6 p.m.: tickets are $75 ($60 for students). Concessions include goodies from Zingerman’s and coffee from Beezy’s.

    Funds raised support Student Advocacy Center’s work keeping students in school. An education unlocks almost all opportunities. But students of all ages can be out of school for many reasons — mental illness, foster care, homelessness, school discipline, home life, disabilities, school bureaucracy.  Did you know that more than 7 students are expelled every day in Michigan and many more are suspended? We just can’t afford for these young people to drop out of school altogether. SAC inter-disciplinary team is there to stand beside families and students. We provide one-on-one counsel, support, and mentoring to help open doors.  But we can’t do that without your support!

    Buy tickets online at or call (800) 838-3006.


In August of 2017, Michigan’s state discipline code dramatically changes, ending zero tolerance and requiring that lesser interventions be considered. We have gathered some resources to assist. We’ve put together a page of resources to help — everything from a process to revise your codes of conduct to a tool to analyze your code of conduct to professional development suggestions.

Click here to check out the page. And be sure to email us with your ideas of what should be added. contact (at)