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. In this program, youth work together to identify a way to make an impact on our community.

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

The application for our February-May 2022 Action Project is open now. The Action Project will be about mental health and will be based on the research our team does this fall and on the interests of the group who joins us in February. By applying now you will receive more details about this program when it is announced in January.

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).

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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