The BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR PROJECT brings together high school youth who want to make a difference in our community.

The students

1) create goals to make our community safe, strong and more sustainable

2) design YOUTH COMMUNITY SERVICE projects 

3) learn leadership skills that will transfer to future generations. 

LEAP (Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection) is an extracurricular group at Hamtramck High School.   Many of the LEAP members are also part of the BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR Project sponsored by HCI.  

In 2018 students began to focus on making RECYCLING a priority in Hamtramck.  The students spoke at CITY COUNCIL meetings and are shown above on the first day of the new 24 hour RECYCLING DROP OFF center in Hamtramck.  This was an amazing accomplishment at time when recycling had just become less profitable.  The students are standing with Mayor Karen Majewski and Mayor Pro Tem Ian Perotta. 


In the Spring of 2020 the students hope to begin distributing shopping bags made of donated T-shirts, to reduce the use of film plastic bags for carrying groceries.  


Students meet regularly at BANK SUEY, on the corner of Caniff and Joseph Campau, during after school hours. Students earn community service hours for each meeting and for community service projects.  Other projects include working at community gardens, sewing T-shirt shopping bags, and going door to door to inform residents about recycling and re-use.  


For more information please contact Rev. Sharon Buttry, HCI BOARD MEMBER, at 313 570-9201.   

Flyers made by a BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR PROJECT student to promote the RECYCLING DROP OFF site  in Hamtramck.