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The Detroit Historical Society recognizes the importance that young people play as leaders in our community, today and for the future. As the organization charged with preserving our city’s unique history, we are committed to ensuring that youth have a place at the table to help us make decisions about our future and have the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge our experienced team, our comprehensive resources, and our amazing network of community partners.


As the Detroit Historical Society continues its work with the Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward project and develops new and exciting opportunities to make history relevant for people of all ages, we’re pleased to offer three signature programs specifically designed for young people in 2018:


  • Detroit Design 2067 – a week-long youth immersion and leadership development program offered as an alternative Spring Break Experience for youth in 11th and 12th grade, merging history with design theory, offering students a college scholarship as a reward for successful completion.


  • The Detroit 67 Project Youth Summit – a one-day convening designed to engage 9th-12th graders in interactive programming and discussions to unpack the significance of Detroit’s History in the daily lives, and finally


  • The Detroit Historical Society’s first-ever Youth Advisory Council – which invites high school students (9th-12th grade) to spend a year learning how the organization serves the community, and develops programs. They will also meet the key staff leading and coordinating the work, and a gain perspective on Detroit’s historical significance and impact on the world.


The ultimate purpose of this work is to create a meaningful and long-term relationship between the Detroit Historical Society and young people, their families, and the organizations that contribute to these endeavors. We hope that you help us by spreading the word our these endeavors and even joining us.