Generation of Promise is Metro Detroit’s premier social justice youth program. It’s a high school junior program that supports a new generation of leaders who advance racial equity in Southeastern Michigan by developing expertise in key issues, forging friendships across race and culture and leading organizing and advocacy efforts.
In launches annually in the spring, accepting applications from 15 high schools across southeastern Michigan to form a diverse cohort of about 60 new students.
Beginning with an overnight weekend retreat at Camp Copneconic during the summer, students engage monthly for a full school day through the course of the academic year.
They uncover their own hidden biases, learn to challenge stereotypes ad create change in society and make lasting connections and friendships.
As 12th graders, students can remain engaged and to serve as facilitators and leaders. Over 90% of Generation of Promise alumni go on to college. Pictured below is Michigan Senator Adam Hollier, a program alumnus and committed supporter of Focus: HOPE and its programs.