This week on Street Beat, Host Jill Washburn looks at programs that provide learning experiences for students inside and outside the traditional school system.

First Sharlonda Buckman, CEO of the Detroit Parent Network and an Excellent Schools Detroit coalition member, explains how the organizations help students excell.

Street Beat: Excellent Schools DetroitStreet Beat: Excellent Schools Detroit

Next, Vista Maria’s mentoring program for young women aging out of the foster care system is explained by Angela Aufdemberge, President and CEO of Vista Maria, and Te’lesha, the first student to participate in the program.

Street Beat: Vista MariaStreet Beat: Vista Maria

Then, Irene Spanos, Director of Oakland County Economic Development & Community Affairs, discusses career options in the skilled trades fields.

Street Beat: Trade SchoolStreet Beat: Trade School

Finally, Trenton High School Varsity Football Coach Aaron Segedi talks about the importance of Victory Day, a special program that brings football players and disabled children together to experience the fun of participating in a football game.

Street Beat: Victory DayStreet Beat: Victory Day

Tune in to Street Beat Sundays at 12:30 p.m. on CW50.

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