Big Sean Brings Awareness to Mental Health with Detroit Block Party this Weekend

Multi-platinum musician and philanthropist Big Sean is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Detroit’s On Now (D.O.N.) Weekend presented by the Sean Anderson Foundation and Ally taking place on this weekend on Saturday August 17 through Sunday August 18. 

The Sean Anderson Foundation’s “Detroit Block Party” and City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield’s “Occupy the Corner-Detroit” are partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) to bring a free jam-packed event for all ages. 

“Last year’s D.O.N. Weekend was a huge success, and I’m excited to bring it back for the second year in a row. I have so much love for Detroit and can’t wait to celebrate it with all of the people who make the city great.” – Big Sean 

The special weekend celebrates the Detroit families, entrepreneurs, teachers and long-standing institutions that are the backbone of the city. Saturday will feature a special unveiling of the Sean Anderson Foundation Production Studio in the Dauch Campus Boys and Girls Club.

Block Party and Occupy the Corner activities:

Live DJ| Free Food | Live Performances | Free Haircuts and Braiding | Neighborhood Hero Awards | Health Screenings | Workforce One Jobs Bus | Felony Expungement | Apprenticeship Opportunities | Carnival Rides | Gaming Stations. 

On Sunday, Big Sean will be hosting an insightful Mental Health Awareness Discussion with Dr. Jessica Clemons, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson moderated by Shawn H. Wilson, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. The discussion will explore the narrative and stigma around mental health in the Black Community. A Bowling Party will close out the D.O.N. Weekend on Sunday evening.

“Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan is committed to providing youth with a world class experience, and that’s exactly what the new Sean Anderson Foundation Content & production studio will provide,” said Shawn H. Wilson, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. “Sean’s passion for helping Detroit youth launch careers in the entertainment industry makes this a perfect fit for our focus on economic mobility for our members.”

All events, Saturday and Sunday, are free and open to the public. Sunday’s events require registering on Eventbrite. The events are made possible by presenting sponsor Ally; Puma; Detroit Pistons; Quicken Loans; Fratarcangeli Wealth Management; Essentia Water and D’USSE.

D.O.N. Weekend 2019 Schedule

Saturday, August 17th

Detroit Block Party and Occupy the Corner (12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)

Location: Dick & Sandy Dauch Boys and Girls Club, 16500 Tireman Avenue, Detroit, MI 48228

Sunday, August 18th

Mental Health Awareness Discussion (2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

Location: Dick & Sandy Dauch Boys and Girls Club, 16500 Tireman Avenue, Detroit, MI 48228

Join in the discussion with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Dr. Jessica Clemons, and Big Sean.

D.O.N. Bowling Party (6:00-9:00pm)

Location: Garden Bowl, 4120 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

Close out the weekend with Big Sean at the historic Garden Bowl.

For more info head to: https://www.donweekend.org/

Sean Anderson Foundation

The mission of the Sean Anderson Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3, is to assist in the education, health, safety, and well-being of school-age youth and their families. The Foundation partners with established charitable organizations and corporate sponsors to support its signature program, Mogul Prep.

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