Help us celebrate the many talents of Detroit youth

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.

Why 60? To celebrate The Skillman Foundation's 60 years of service.


Recent Honorees

Aaron Goodson, computer whiz

Through his work with JOURNi, Aaron creates apps for Detroit organizations and won the 2018 W3R Consulting S.T.E.M. scholarship.

Aliyah Ward, finance expert

Aliyah uses her business acumen to teach financial literacy in her community and to help small businesses get off the ground.

America Yahya, community organizer

America spearheads neighborhood programs in Southwest Detroit from cleanup efforts to college prep opportunities for students.

Brandon Johnson, delectable chef

Brandon owns and operates Lottie + Grace Catering.

DEPSA Girls Varsity Basketball Team, state champions

Winners of the Girls Varsity Basketball State Championship year after year, they are ranked number six in the nation! 

Help Us Celebrate #DetroitGenius

  • Visit for the running list of honorees
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and look out every weekday through August 28 for our #DetroitGenius nominees
    • On Facebook & Twitter at 2:30 p.m.
    • On Instagram at 5:30 p.m.
  • Like, comment, and share our posts with #DetroitGenius
    • Use #DetroitGenius to show off your own examples of extraordinary youth!
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