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60 Examples of Detroit Genius

Detroit youth possess genius. Their talent comes in all forms: academics, arts, sports, service to the community, and more.

To celebrate Detroit genius, we asked the community-at-large to let us know of young people who astonish and inspire.

Here are just a few of our incredible honorees:

Videos by Jeff Tabb; video soundtracks by Kaleb Waterman

Check out the full list of Detroit Genius honorees below and share examples of talented Detroit youth using #DetroitGenius.

Aaron Goodson 1
Adelaide Egger
Aliyah Ward
America Yahya
Andrea Hernandez
Auriel Blakey, DaJhai Davis, Laylah Baker, and Mariah Kent
Autumn Campbell
Brandon Johnson
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Javion Terrell 1
Jaylin Dorsey-Mitchell
Jea’na Warden
Jenise Williams
Jeshua Yglesias
Jimena Garcia
Kennedi Cornelius
Khari Haynes
Kristina Bland _ Gabe Francis 3
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Brenda Taylor Calhoun
Brianna Brown
Camilla-Isabella Cantu (center)
Camira Scott
Christian Edwards (photo credit - Chase Wade)
Dalante Webb
Damone Henderson
Deandrea White
Demacio Soto
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Laila Nasher
Mariah Crawford
Matthew Webb
Ms. DeWolf's 4th Grade Class
Olivia Rasheed Duncan
Ridgeley Hudson
Sabella Chaney
Sizwe Honablue (photo credit - Britt Hueter)
Talmage Turner
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Devon Pettus (No. 21)
Dominic Porter
Ed Brown
Elise & Avril Moore
Gael Gomez (Edited)
Hailey Wadley
Isabelle Griffin
Jaaden Hines
Jamya Kennedy
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Tanay Dixon
The Cody Rouge Youth Council
The Detroit 7 (photo from Free Press)
The Detroit Phoenix Center Youth Action Board
Tiara E. Jones
Undra and Austin Mack
Victoria DB Bradley
Zwena Gray
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The Skillman Foundation

A voice for children since 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy that serves as a fierce champion of Detroit children. The Foundation works to ensure Detroit youth achieve their highest aspirations by strengthening K-12 public education, afterschool learning opportunities, and college and career pathways.

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