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THE MISSION TO HELP

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September 19, 2022

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Notre Dame's Erin Delaney and Michael Kenny named to a Rochester area nonprofit's youth board, tasked with helping fellow citizens who are suffering hardships become more self-sustainable.

Michael Dreon, center, executive director of Neighborhood House, is with Erin Delaney NDP'25, left, and Michael Kenny NDP'24 after the Notre Dame Prep students were selected to serve a term on the nonprofit's Executive Youth Board.


Neighborhood House, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Rochester Hills, Mich., has been providing food, clothing, financial assistance, transportation, counseling and other services for more than 50 years. It annually helps more than 3,000 households on their path to self-sustainability. 

The Executive Youth Board of Neighborhood House is comprised of leaders from six local high schools, including Notre Dame Prep. This year, NDP sophomore Erin Delaney and junior Michael Kenny were named to the board after Haley Evans, who graduated from Notre Dame Prep in May, finished up her term with the organization.

"Michael and I, along with seven other students from two International Academy campuses and all three Rochester Community high schools, are looking forward to embracing change and making a difference in our community," Delaney said. "The Rochester Neighborhood House focuses on creating a path of self-sustainability for our neighbors who are currently experiencing hardships. While in this position, Michael and I will be able to take the lead in helping those in the Rochester area who need assistance."

According to Neighborhood House, the organization, in an effort to help prepare local youth to become future leaders and responsible and caring citizens, offers high school students in the greater Rochester community an opportunity to get involved in serving their community as a member of the youth committee.

"This group collaborates with the Neighborhood House executive director, the Board of Directors and other staff in an effort to gain experience in areas of civic responsibility, community service, public speaking, fundraising, marketing and fund development," said Neighborhood House in a statement. "The Executive Youth Board also seeks out other volunteers throughout the year to help with Neighborhood House events and daily functions."

High school students receive service hours for their time and many students are able to fulfill National Honor Society, Key Club (Kiwanis) and other club service hour obligations by participating in their events.

Additionally, Kenny was chosen to be the Youth Board food pantry ambassador, and Delany will serve as the Youth Board volunteer coordinator and co-head of social marketing. Also, Nick Kator, assistant principal and dean of student activities, was chosen to be the NDP “in-school moderator” for Neighborhood House activities.

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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. Notre Dame Preparatory School enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower schools enroll students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. All three schools are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the National Association of Independent Schools. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school’s home page at www.ndpma.org.