Generation of HOPE

Generation of HOPE (GOH) returns for its second year to give students from the tri-county area the opportunity to explore inter-cultural relations; overcome misinformed stereotypes; build relationships incorporating a wider sense of community; and explore photography as a creative outlet to make connections with communities outside of their own. 

This eight week program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves into various cultural and ethnic communities throughout metro Detroit. Student activities include: scheduled photo shoots, interviews, presentations, shopping, eating ethnic cuisine, visits to community agencies and schools, and interaction with residents of culturally specific neighborhoods. Through these numerous hands-on, experimental program day sessions, students will be challenged to reconsider the various boundaries that divide them, and explore and photograph the diversity of life experiences present in different racial, ethnic, religious, socio economic and neighborhood groups.


  • 9-12th grade high school students living in the tri-county area (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb)
  • Reliable transportation to and from Focus: HOPE (1400 Oakman Boulevard, Detroit, MI)
Generation of HOPE Application here
Student Information and Agreement Form here
Medical History and Treatment Release Form here


Students attend Generation of HOPE sessions the every Tuesday; June 16 through August 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


Contact Amy Costello at 313.494.4565 or or Annette Vanover at 313.494.4376 or email