The Detroit Youth Empowerment (YEA) Awards was created by CLASS Agency in 2020 to celebrate the incredible acts of kindness and powerful movements that young people in Detroit have accomplished in one of our city's most challenging times.
Detroit YEA winners have overcome adversity and powered through the most challenging time in our country’s history while still giving back to the community. Accomplishing the unthinkable, doing the un-doable and inspiring change.
This program leverages the wide reach of Social Media, Television, Radio and digital media to tell the inspiring stories of our winners.
The Detroit Youth Empowerment Awards was designed not only celebrate our youth but also give the world opportunity to see the talent, tenacity, creativity, resiliency, innovation and kindness that lives within the young people of Detroit.
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2020 Detroit Youth Empowerment Awards
An individual fueled by passion, determination, and the desire to make a dream a reality. The individual has created a business that is making traction in an industry in the form or sales or local and national attention.
An individual who shows up for a community through using the power of their voice, their actions. or their means to advance a program or movement.
An organization that is responsible for positively impacting a community through programming, donations, or opportunities to create sustainable and forward growth of a neighborhood and the surrounding area.
An individual who felt the impact of COVID-19 or other circumstances, but still stayed true to their personal development and education by showcasing exemplary grades or completing a certification or degree.
An individual in the community who uses innovative and creative ways to consistently secure necessities, like food, toiletries, and clothing to under-served areas in their neighborhood. In turn, creating and maintaining platforms that provide weekly distributions to create a sense of security in the lives of others.
An individual who has thrived after facing challenging circumstances and adversity. Someone who is spirited, driven and focused on creating a better tomorrow for themselves.