Are the Kids All Right?

Are the Kids All Right?
April 25, 2019 paperlesslion

Two years into our work, One Detroit and American Black Journal return to Brightmoor tonight to explore the well-being of our children. “Are the Kids All Right?” looks at what factors often prevent our youth from reaching their full potential and hear from the people in their lives working toward solutions.

Watch tonight 7 p.m. on DPTV (56.1) or on demand at 

Details from Detroit Public Television:

The team of journalists from Detroit Public TV’s “One Detroit” and “American Black Journal” has spent two years in Brightmoor and other Detroit neighborhoods examining the challenges that face our children today.  They’ve asked such important questions as — What is keeping some of our kids from leading the fullest life possible? How do issues such as food and housing insecurity and mental health affect their lives and future?

Last week, Detroit Public Television returned to City Covenant Church in Brightmoor to address these issues in a community roadshow on “The Well-Being of Children,” taped before a live audience.

Led by One Detroit’s Christy McDonald, Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley, this conversation took a 360-degree view of the well-being of children and explored how residents in Brightmoor are working towards solutions that will give kids a chance at the best possible life – a promising career, access to health and educational opportunities and, most of all, the support from adults that will allow them to thrive.

Everyone recognizes that there is much work to be done to ensure that our children have the resources and care they need to live a happy, healthy and prosperous life. Fortunately, there are many dedicated individuals engaged in understanding the issues facing parents and educators and what we can do as a community to brighten the future of our youth.

At the roadshow, we hear from educators, ministers, mental health-care professionals, community leaders and others in a conversation that is essential viewing for anyone who is concerned about the well-being of the next generation of Detroiters.

Please join us this Thursday at 7 p.m. on DPTV (56.1); the program will be repeated on Sunday at 9 a.m. and will be available on demand at

One of the panelists is Camarrah Morgan, who serves the Brightmoor community as a Network Partner with the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, where she works to advance the early childhood education profession.  She provided this map of 2019 Detroit Day of the Young Child Events across the city, a perfect way to spend the day with the children you care for and about.