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Power and Potential: Youth Organizing in Southeast Michigan (Landscape Scan)

We are excited to announce the release of Power and Potential of Youth Organizing in Southeast Michigan, a landscape scan of the current state of youth organizing in Southeast Michigan and analysis of strengths and growth opportunities to build from to support a strong ecosystem of youth-led system change.

The Skillman Foundation has invested in young people for over 62 years—not just so they can meet the future but so they can make it. Youth are inspired by the possibilities of what could be and what must be. They have the conviction needed to make large-scale change happen. And today’s young people, perhaps more than any other generation before them, have a savvy understanding of social issues and how our public systems are currently designed to reinforce and exacerbate them.   

What issues are most important to young people in this moment? Where are they organizing? How can philanthropy support youth-led movements? To better understand youth organizing in Southeast Michigan, we commissioned this landscape scan through the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing.

The Skillman Foundation

The Skillman Foundation is a grantmaking organization established in 1960 by Rose Skillman. We have granted out more than $730 million and have served as a vocal advocate to strengthen K-12 education, afterschool programming, child-centered neighborhoods, youth and community leadership, and racial equity and justice.

We are in the process of developing a new strategic framework, co-designed with Detroit youth and their champions.

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