The Zetterberg Foundation's Hank’s Hockey Kids is a partnership with the Clark Park hockey rink in downtown Detroit. The rink is the only outdoor regulation hockey rink in the city of Detroit and is mostly funded by private donations. As we all know, hockey is a very expensive sport. It’s also one of the least diverse sports in the United States. Our project provides inner city kids with hockey equipment, skating lessons, coaching, and camp scholarships. We will also partner with Clark Park to help the kids with tutoring if their grades don't meet the educational requirements to participate in the program. In addition, we are hoping to raise enough money to help build locker rooms and make needed improvements to the rink. This is a project that’s near and dear to Henrik’s heart, for obvious reasons.
The Zetterberg Foundation's Emma’s Angels is a new partnership between the Zetterberg Foundation and Alternatives For Girls, helping at-risk Detroit middle school girls graduate high school and enroll in college/job training. A strongly evidenced-based model known as “asset-building” will be the basis for this comprehensive set of strategies, which include financial and academic preparation for post-secondary education. Girls and their families will save money every week toward their post-high school education, and Emma’s Angels will match a portion of their savings. Further, girls will benefit from focused mentoring support, financial literacy education, and tutoring, helping them to prepare financially, academically, and culturally for the demands of a college classroom and broader college environment. Emma’s Angels will make it possible for girls to grow to enter adulthood and the workforce in a strong position to launch promising careers, support themselves and their families, and to achieve their big and bold long-term dreams.