A Program Presented by the Detroit Historical Society’s Detroit 67 Project

April 2nd – April 7th 2018
Detroit Historical Museum


Applications accepted: Through February 23, 2018
Orientation date: March 31, 2018


Download the application | When complete, submit to: Kalisha Davis, Director of Community Outreach and Engagement, at kalishad@detroithistorical.org.


Detroit Design 2067 is a week-long youth-driven immersion program. It was developed to offer 12 high school juniors and seniors throughout the region an opportunity to be positioned as leaders for the future. This in-depth experience gives youth a chance to reflect on local history, build valuable skills, and envision the future: by exploring Detroit’s most valuable community resources and learning how to use problem solving methods as a way to address community challenges.


Participants will be able to:

  • Explore the history of July 1967 and its relevance in their daily life experiences (e.g., interactive discussions, historic tours, the Detroit 67: Perspectives facilitated tour experience, opportunities to explore critical issues impacting the city—as they would define them—and identify possible solutions);
  • Meet and interact with other young people from different communities for the purpose of sharing their commonalities, as well as their unique differences;
  • Help the Society develop concepts for a Summer 2018 Detroit 67 Youth Symposium (in collaboration with the Challenge Detroit Fellows cohort);
  • Connect with several partner organizations in the Detroit 67 Project network to learn about their work and how they serve the community (as potential future opportunities for continued learning, employment, and volunteerism);
  • Be inspired to take initiative on some form of social, civic or political action that addresses a problem in their neighborhood or broader community through a special series of design thinking/problem solving activities created by our consultant, Chanel Beebe.