Investing in Opportunity: Strengthening the Washtenaw Youth Detention Center Library

Harleigh Seyffert

PhD ’18, Naval Architecture

I would like to promote literacy, learning, and creativity by updating the library of the Washtenaw Youth Detention Center. As their funds are limited, the center’s library collection not been refreshed in several years. By updating the collection, we will increase access to the types of books that actively engage and reflect the diverse population of children who reside there. New collections will also allow us to expand reading activities and book club.

Library Mentor: Angie Oehrli