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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Experiencing Detroit Through The Eyes of Its Youth

by: William Sexton | Sep. 25th, 2017 The best way to experience Detroit is to see it through the eyes of its youth. That is the central focus of Our Town, a youth led tour program powered by Atlantic Impact. Founded in 2016, the organization provides young Detroiters with an opportunity to share their city with […]

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How Sharing Experiences Are Helping to Ease Shared Sentences

by: William Sexton | Sep. 25th, 2017 For many kids, Saturday mornings are for sleeping in, cartoons, or early morning sports practice. But for a small group of young men gathered at Detroit’s Northwest Activity Center, Saturdays mornings mean much more. “It makes me feel sad and mad sometimes. I just feel frustrated that he’s […]

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Coding a Future for Detroit Youth

by: William Sexton | Sep. 25th, 2017 Today’s tech industry is booming, and Detroit is at the forefront of job growth in the field. But amid all the excitement, many are questioning how accessible these career opportunities are for city residents, especially youth. Enter JOURNi, a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping young people with the tools […]

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Creating Culture and Community for Young Detroit Artists

by: William Sexton | Sep. 25th, 2017 “Here, I’m learning how to become myself and talk about what I see and experience on a day-to-day basis,” Yeury said confidently. It’s a Friday afternoon and the young community organizer is seated at workstation filled with computer monitors, headphones and camera parts. Surrounding him are the fellow […]

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Foundation adds youth development expert to education team

by: Natalie Fotias | Sep. 17th, 2017 Terry Whitfield has joined the Skillman Foundation as a program officer, supporting the Foundation’s education work. Whitfield brings more than a decade of experience in youth development (out-of-school programs for youth) and parent engagement, focusing on diverse populations and communities. Most recently, Whitfield served as a project coordinator for Southwest […]

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