Youth Development Programs
Students participating in one of Focus: HOPE’s many leadership and diversity programs.
Focus: HOPE has been driving successful youth development for over 15 years through the efforts of its Community Arts department. Currently, the organization delivers cultural competence/diversity training and academic enrichment opportunities to teenagers in the larger metropolitan area and immediate Focus: HOPE neighborhood. Students access creative media and traditional arts education, cultural diversity training and pathways to academic achievement. Programs align with the organization’s mission as they guide youth to overcome the effects of racism, poverty and injustice
Focus on the Mission, a diversity and leadership program, uses the art of photography to challenge tri-county high school students to address the role of multiculturalism in society and their own lives
Generation of Promise, a Focus: HOPE partner for more than 10 years, cultivates leadership development and regional bridge-building among Detroit and suburban high school students
Promise Academy enlists graduates of Generation of Promise in leadership roles where they can apply skills and deliver youth-led experiences to new participants
Excel Photography Program engages local high school students in an after-school, project-based photography and leadership development curricula coupled with exciting field trips throughout southeastern Michigan
Youth programming will continue to expand to guide community youth to the highest levels of personal achievement through concentration on academic achievement, leadership development, personal development, community involvement, regional relations, and cultural competence/diversity training.