Kindred founder and creator Leah Hill (right) and her mother Phyllis Hurks-Hill (left) at street CREDit on Detroit’s east side. Leah Hill has been fortunate enough to have attended private school at Cranbrook for elementary school and Detroit Country Day for high school — two of the better educational institutions in the state of Michigan. Those opportunities propelled Hill to attend the University of Michigan, where she received her degree in 2017. That is not always the case for hundreds of other students in the neighborhood where she was raised near West Seven Mile and Livernois in Detroit, serviced by Bates Academy and Mumford High. Hill, the founder of Kindred Media and Entertainment and creator of the Kindred Music and Culture Festival, wants to reach back to underserved children in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, where she once attended at Bates, by holding an arts supply drive. The drive will take place throughout the duration of the August 18 festival at Roosevelt Park in front of the old Michigan Central Station. “At Country Day, each art teacher has their own studio and there are so many resources at schools like that for students who want to pursue the arts,”… Read full this story
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