Stay at Home Cocoa Sip Fundraiser

Deemettes no. 54 youth fraternity
Support the Deemettes No. 54 Youth Fraternity on Sunday, November 29, 2020 from 4-5 p.m. by joining them via Zoom for a cocoa sip fundraiser. RSVP by sending a donation by Monday, November 9 to $LadyBusette using Cashapp. Include "cocoa" and your phone number in the Cashapp memo.

Cocoa Sip fundraiser for Deemettes no. 54 Youth Fraternity

Summer Fun Event for Youth
NIRMV hosted Reading Rewards Stay-At-Home Party for youth on August 1, 2020. The successful event was held in partnership with the 14th Annual ARISE Detroit Neighborhoods Day. Visit for more information and photos.

Event Cancellation
Due to the COVID-19 situation, The Federal Reserve Branch of Chicago has canceled the 2020 Money Smart Week campaign scheduled for April 4 -11, 2020. Consequentially, NIRMV is canceling its Growing Wealth event. Keep in mind that April is Financial Literacy Month and stand by for future announcements related to Money Smart Week 2021.

Growing Wealth: a Free, Interactive
Money Smart Week Event for Ages 8-17
Sat. Apr. 4,  2020: 3 - 5 p.m.
Detroit Public Library Redford Branch
RSVP requested: Call 313-778-1550 by Wed., Apr. 1

Download the event flyer (PDF)

Take Note
If unable to host May 16, 2020 event related to Teen Essay Contest and Coloring Contest, NIRMV will have recognition items and prizes delivered to participants and winners.

2020 Teen Essay Contest
For Ages 13-17
Deadline to submit entries: Mon., Apr. 20, 2020

What sports lessons impacted how you live your life? How can the spirit/legacy of sports champions inspire others? If you choose to accept the mission, write a 500-word essay that answers one of these questions. Then help us celebrate the NIRMV 2020 theme "Gaining inspiration from sports and the spirit of champions” by reading your essay on Sat., May 16, 2020 at the Detroit Public Library Redford Branch.

Download essay content guidelines and instructions (PDF)

2020 Coloring Contest
For Ages 8-12
Deadline to enter: Mon., Apr. 20, 2020
  • After downloading and printing your entry, write your name, age and area code with telephone number on the back.
  • Turn in to your NIRMV contact or a designated adult. Entries can also be mailed to Darlene House, 18701 Grand River Ave., #189, Detroit 48223.
  • Judge’s decisions are final. All contest participants will be recognized and winners announced on Sat., May 16, 2020 at 4 p.m. at Detroit Public Library Redford Branch
  • Download coloring contest entry (PDF)

Past Events

NIRMV Inspirational Insights Series Returns with Special Black Panther Event
Sat., February 22, 2020: 11 a.m.
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church
RSVP Required by February 18.

New Awards Launch Celebrates Major Milestones
Sat., October 5, 3 p.m.
Detroit Historical Museum

Gain Inspirational Insights to Assist Caregivers
Thurs., Oct 3, 2019: 11:30 a.m.
Detroit Public Library Redford Branch
RSVP Required by September 30.

Join NIRMV for a tour of The Parade Company!
Sat., Sept. 28, 2019: 12 p.m.
Tickets: $15/adult, $10 ages 3-17
The Parade Company, Studio A
For more information, download The Parade Company tour flier (PDF)

2018 Coloring Contest for youth aged 8-12
Download coloring sheet (PDF)