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Canton Leisure Services Division

Posted on: September 26, 2017

[ARCHIVED] The B.L.O.C.K Youth & Teen Center To Host “The Relentless Tour”

Area teens are invited to attend “The Relentless Tour,” featuring anti-bullying expert Anthony Ianni, on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton, MI. 

Presented by The B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center and the Canton Youth Advisory Council, this free event will feature motivational speaker Anthony Ianni, a member of Michigan State University’s 2010 and 2012 Big Ten Champion and Tournament Championship teams and the 2010 Final Four team. Ianni is currently traveling across the state spreading a message of tolerance, as he continues to fight bullying in schools statewide.

As a child, Ianni was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and was the victim of bullying. He graduated from Michigan State University and became the first known individual with autism to play Division I college basketball. Under legendary MSU coach Tom Izzo, Ianni played with the 2010 and 2012 Big Ten Champion and Tournament Championship teams, and the 2010 Final Four team. He has won a number of awards including MSU’s Tim Bograkos Walk-On Award, the 2012 MSU Unsung Player Award, and was named a 2013 Detroit Pistons Community Game Changer Finalist.

Through the Relentless Tour, Ianni, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the Autism Alliance of Michigan seek to raise awareness of autism and the problem of bullying. Ianni’s message encourages students to make their schools a place where people from all walks of life are respected.

The B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen Center provides students ages 11-17 with a teen-friendly atmosphere that is home to all of their favorite activities. Visitors to The B.L.O.C.K. can enjoy: a computer lab with internet, video games, Pool Tables, Foosball, a big screen TV, a quiet study room and a café for snacks and small meals, all in a safe and supervised environment.  The B.L.O.C.K. (Building Leaders Out of Canton's Kids) Youth and Teen Center is located on the third floor of the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road in Canton, MI.

Members of the Canton Youth Advisory Council regularly attend The B.L.O.C.K.’s Afterschool Program and actively provide teen input for the on-going development of youth programming in addition to taking part in community outreach projects.

For additional information about this special event, please visit or call The B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center at 734/398-5570. 

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