About Alyssia

Eighteen year old Alyssia Akers' passion is supporting her peers by preventing violence in their Detroit neighborhoods and helping them find jobs. A recent high school graduate who was a four-sport varsity athlete and a good student, Alyssia is intent on continuing to college to equip herself with the skills she needs to amplify her community activism.
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It was Either Curling into a Fear Ball or Launching into Action (Guess What She Chose)

It was getting late – about 8pm last November. Varsity basketball practice had wrapped up and Detroiter Alyssia Akers couldn’t catch a ride home. So 18-year-old Alyssia (pronounced: A-lee-see-a) decided she didn’t have much choice and started walking the five miles home from Central High on Detroit’s Westside.  What happened that night has shaped the […]

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