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!
Check out the full list of Detroit Genius honorees and share this blog using #DetroitGenius.