Youth Development Programs

Focus: HOPE has been driving successful youth development for over 15 years through the efforts of its Community Arts department and Generation of Promise. Youth programming works 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. Students access creative media and traditional arts education, cultural diversity training and pathways to academic achievement. 

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

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

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


To learn more about our academic based youth programs click here