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Amanda Good Chief Executive Officer Alternatives for Girls

Amanda Good is chief executive officer at Alternatives for Girls, an organization that provides shelter, education, and resources for homeless and at- risk girls in the Metro Detroit area. In this position, Amanda is responsible for directing development and administration of the three programs AFG offers to its participants. These programs include the Transition to Independent Living, Prevention, and Street Outreach programs. She is also responsible for recruiting, training, and developing a Board of Directors to implement long-term strategic plans. Under Good’s leadership, AFG has won local, national, and international recognition. Most recently, AFG was one of two Metro Detroit agencies recognized as part of Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, which included receiving a $200,000 grant. Amanda, along with other Southwest Detroit residents, founded AFG in 1987 after they became alarmed about the increasing number of drug use, prostitution, and street activity by young women. Prior to AFG, Amanda held two positions at Barat Human Services. First, she served as a clinical social worker, where she conducted outreach and parent, child, and family counseling to families referred by Children’s Protective Services. She later served as the program director where she directed operations for all private and nonprofit programs. Outside of AFG, Amanda serves on numerous nonprofit program boards including the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice and the Community Advisory Board for the Michigan Youth Opportunity Initiative. Amanda has received numerous awards for her achievements, including the Oprah Winfrey “Use Your Life Award” and the United Way “Executive Director of the Year Award.”


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