60 Examples of Detroit Genius: 1-10
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, we highlight the first ten honorees.
Genius: Computer Whiz
Genius: Gifted Seamstress
Adelaide used her sewing prowess to sew masks for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Genius: Finance Expert
Aliyah uses her business acumen to teach financial literacy in her community and to help small businesses get off the ground.
Genius: Community Organizer
America spearheads neighborhood programs in Southwest Detroit from cleanup efforts to college prep opportunities for students.
Genius: Engineer Extraoedinaire
An aspiring engineer, Andrea was an apprentice at Wayne State’s Mobile Energy Lab and has received a full scholarship to attend a prestigious private school.
Auriel Blakey, DaJhai Davis, Laylah Baker, & Mariah Kent
Genius: Community Service Pioneers
These young leaders are tackling food insecurity by creating the first Little Free Pantry in Detroit.
Genius: Superior Speller
Autumn made Sampson-Webber Leadership Academy proud by representing them in the Scripps Spelling Bee at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
Genius: Delectable Chef
Brandon owns and operates Lottie + Grace Catering.
Brandon Johnson, Daria Beavers, Deshawn Lindsay, Diamond Dantzler, Ianna Mosby, & Sarah Scarborough of Cooking with a Purpose
Genius: Culinary Artists
Having won $7,500 in a Community Connections business pitch competition, these young chefs are launching their own catering business.
DEPSA Varsity Girls Basketball Team
Genius: State Champion Basketball Players
Winners of the Girls Varsity Basketball State Championship year after year, they are ranked number six in the nation!
Every two weeks from June 8 through August 28, 10 examples will be added. Check out our running list of Detroit Genius honorees and share this blog using #DetroitGenius.