We believe in teens and their ability to lead.
Local Circles was founded on the belief that if we engage young Detroiters around the social issues that are meaningful to them, they will be motivated to be lifelong learners and activators around the issues that impact their lives.
In our Youth-Led Research Program, teens discover what matters to them, do research, and use the data from their research to inform how they are going to take action.
Since our founding, we have launched nine cohorts of Youth Researchers, serving a total of 90 youth. Our teens are currently making an impact on teen mental health through projects about self-love and keeping peace within themselves.