60 Examples of Detroit Genius: 31-40
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 honorees 31 through 40.
Genius: Acclaimed Artist & Musician
A multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist, Javíon has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Youth ensemble and Oakland University’s Honors Orchestra and danced in a local production of “The Boy from Hutchinson Street.”
Genius: In-Demand Photographer
Genius: Literacy Mentor
Genius: Super Teacher
Genius: Change Maker
Jeshua founded the Detroit Goodfellows‘ Next Gen program for teen volunteers and young philanthropists.
Genius: Budding Visual Artist
Jimena uses her unique artistic style to create visual stories for the books she reads, helping her build both art and reading skills.
Genius: Dance Star
Kennedi, a dancer with My Sister’s Keeper, uses her art to mentor young girls and bring awareness to community problems.
Genius: Mega Mentor
Khari helps students improve their grades and incorporates culturally-responsive teaching with his mentees.
Kristina Bland & Gabe Francis
Ages: 15 & 17
Genius: Ice Dancing Champions
Kristina and Gabe are gold medalists, winning the 2020 Championship for U.S. Intermediate Ice Dance.
Motor City Street Dance Academy
Genius: Superstar Breakdance Team
The youth at MCSDA do more than just preserve hip-hop history; they build community values and support one another on the dance floor and beyond.
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.