Superhero Training Academy has a new Footquarters! We need your help to create it into a livable, professional, and explosive space. Our new location? 14925 Bramell, Detroit, 48223 in the Brightmoor neighborhood.
It all started in summer 2008, with some 1 to 4 year olds from the Heaven’s Angels Day Care Center. On a trip to a neighbor’s garden, the little ones ate a leaf and became full of excitement. Gwen Shivers was inspired, and with the help of their tender, squishy hands tucking seeds lovingly into the dirt, they built the “Edible Playscape” to educate, care for, and celebrate eating healthy and living playfully off the land.
Gwen has worked with kids and run a community daycare for 36 years and works with over 250 kids each summer. She hopes for everlasting relationships with kids, and teaching them how to be creative, self-sufficient, and community oriented. Her vision is to build a kids’ clubhouse in the home next to the Edible Playscape. This is where STA comes in: a partnership where we fix up the house as our Footquarters, offer programs, and support the day care with superhero shenanigans.
Besides an office, gathering space, and community resource, Footquarters will house a team equal to the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and the X-men all combined. Storming Sunflower, the Grateful Creative Lumberjack, and the Devoted SnuggleBuggle (border collie mix) join Laughing Moon in a stampede of hugs and fireworks, and the new Footquarters will be their home. Our intentions are to continue building a sense of village in the Brightmoor neighborhood and to serve the holistic development of youth in Brightmoor and beyond.
WHAT WE NEED
Your time and skills! We have some jobs that require specialized skills that we don’t have. If you can do these things or know anyone who can, let’s make it happen ASAP! This is one of our greatest needs. We also have some needs that anybody can do or learn to do, even the SnuggleBuggle! These lists are based upon our needs and what would benefit Gwen’s long term dream of a kid’s clubhouse.
Special Skill Needs:
Water Pipes/Sink/Plumbing work
Furnace Duct work
Amps/Circuit board/Electric work
Garage door installation
We also need donations of goods and money! Let us know if you have any of this stuff to spare or donate.
Stuff we need (in descending order of importance):
heating radiators (The things that look like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/XF8HR.jpg)
kitchen cabinets or bookshelves
bathtub or shower
large plastic bins (preferably with lids)
table and chairs set
interior doors (4)
drywall and spackle
wall paint and paint supplies
dressers and armoires
bed frame (double size)
folders for kids
washer and drier
How you can help
Let us know if you have any specialized skills, friends with specialized skills, or donations. Send this e-mail out to people you know who can support.
We are having a big everyperson workday from 10 to 5 on Saturday, October 18th. Lunch and hugs provided. If you would like to donate your time before then, contact us and come work with us whenever is good for you!
October 25th, 2:00-7:00: Harvest Festival happens behind our house, a gathering of about 150 Brightmoorians in celebration. Come join our superhero service to provide games and entertainment and shenanigans, and then let’s see if we can all fit inside of Superhero Footquarters.
Source: Superhero Training Academy