By Carissa Hutchinson

Since 1985 Alternatives For Girls has helped girls and young women reach their full potential. Starting off as a small volunteer-run program Alternatives For Girls has become a multi-service agency helping girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation. They also help them find the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.

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On March 19 Alternatives For Girls will be hosting their 25th Annual Role Model Dinner honoring Amyre Makupson, former “Ten O’Clock news” anchor and Andra M. Rush, CEO of Rush Trucking, Dakkota Integrated Systems, and Detroit Manufacturing Systems The keynote speaker is Grace Lieblein, General Motors Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.

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Held at The Fillmore in Detroit the evening will began at 5:30 p.m. starting with a silent auction and reception. This auction will feature over 100 exciting items including Avalon Bakery “Breadhead” Membership Card, Caesars Windsor Getaway Package, and four tickets to the show of your choice at The Fillmore, The Shelter, or St. Andrew’s Hall. Later in the evening there will be dinner, the program and live auction. Event proceeds benefit the homeless and at-risk girls and young women that Alternatives For Girls serves. To find out ways you can help and support at-risk girls and young women go to for more information.

Amyre Makupson is one of the hosts of CW50’s community affairs show “Street Beat.” See her interview with Amy Good, CEO of Alternatives For Girls here.

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Carissa Hutchinson is a senior at Ferris State University studying television and digital media production. She’s currently on two internships with CBS 62/CW50 Detroit and M-1 Studios in Ferndale. While attending college she was a very active member of Delta Zeta and the Media Communications Association. Take a look at Carissa’s work at