Local Circles
Youth Application

Local Circles is the only place in Detroit where youth can ask their own questions and learn how to find answers about issues that are important to them. We offer Detroit teens ages 15-19 a unique experience in leadership training, community engagement, and job readiness. This year, the theme of our Youth-Led Research Program is Mental Health Matters. In this program, youth will work together to identify a way to make an impact on mental health in our community.

Our meetings will include icebreakers, brainstorming activities, small group discussions, training on job readiness and research skills, and project planning. Teens who participate in this program will gain confidence, learn problem-solving skills in real-life settings, and improve communication while meeting new people and earning $75 a month.

Our program will take place October 5th through December 23rd on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our meetings will be online at 4:30-6:30pm. We will meet in-person once a month at a central location in Detroit.

To join our program, please fill out the application below. You will receive a email from us within 24 hours (if you apply on the weekend, please give us until Monday to respond). Your welcome email will include more information about the program and invitation to our orientation session. Attendance at the orientation is required to keep your spot in our program.

This application should be completed by the participant. If you are a parent who wants to sign up their teen, please ask your teen to fill out their portion of the application.


If you have any questions about the sign up process or the program, reach out to us and we can talk you through the application process.

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