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Advocacy in Action Fundraising Gala

  • 1919 S Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Presented By: The Michigan Center for Youth Justice
  • Dates: May 17, 2024
  • Location: Venue by 4M
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: We have a sliding scale for tickets based on the comfort level of our attendees.
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On May 17, 2024, the Michigan Center for Youth Justice (MCYJ) will hold its fundraising gala, Advocacy in Action. The gala supports MCYJ’s critical work to create a fair and equitable juvenile justice system. This year’s gala will focus on the recent passage of monumental juvenile justice reform legislation and celebrate individual families' and advocates' experiences and stories. Join us at Venue by 4M in Ann Arbor for an evening of entertainment, a live auction, delicious food, and networking.
For the first time, MCYJ will be offering tiered, or sliding scale, pricing to allow for expanded access among our broad community of supporters. Pricing and additional event details can be seen on our event webpage here. If you cannot attend this year, please consider donating to support MCYJ’s work at www.miyouthjustice.org/donate.

This year’s speaker will be Candice C. Jones of the Public Welfare Foundation, whose efforts focus on catalyzing a transformative approach to justice that is community-led, restorative, and racially just through investments in criminal justice and youth justice reforms.

Additional speakers will include Jason Smith, our executive director, and three youth justice advocate awardees. The event will also feature a strolling dinner from Venue by 4M Executive Chef Thad Guiles, music from the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble, a live auction, and a fun photobooth experience.

We hope you can join us for an unforgettable night of advocacy!