Youth Club dedicated in Detroit, named after Levins, businessman Comer
Detroit — Metro Detroit Youth Clubs on Thursday dedicated its newest location in Detroit and named it after two legendary Michigan political brothers and a local businessman.
The Levin-Comer Club will be inside the Durfee Innovation Society on Collingwood, which is the site of the former Durfee Intermediate School where former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, and ex-U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, attended school.
The club is also named after Detroit philanthropist and businessman Jim Comer, founder of Comer Holdings LLC and the Comer Foundation. Comer said he plans to have an office on the second floor of the building so he can mentor kids participating in the youth club.
"It’s an effort, in a very modest way, to give back to a community which has given us a boost and participate in, really, a new chapter in the city and in the neighborhood,” Carl Levin said.
Metro Detroit Youth Clubs already has locations in Ferndale, Royal Oak, Southfield and Washington Township. The 60-year-old nonprofit group serves more than 2,200 members ages 6 to 18.