28 days of excellence was created out of a need for representation in black and brown spaces. 28 days is more than a career fair, its a life fair. It serves as a way to connect school-age students to people and careers in every field of life. 28 days also curate authentic conversations around harsh topics.
This year's theme is Hustle and Motivate and its purpose will be to highlight different millennials in Detroit during black history month. The goal is too shed a light on a few amazing individuals in the city that are making an impact both locally and nationally.
Is to offer school-aged youth with mentors in fields that they want to be in as well as having real conversations around the things that are yet to come.
We offer ted style conversations for auditorium and classroom settings.
PANEL STYLES: (EACH PANEL IS MODERATED WITH PRESELECTED QUESTIONS AND AUDIENCE SOURCED QUESTIONS.)
Mental health & Self-Care Panel.
Financial Literacy Panel
STEM & Career panel
Living as a man in America
Living HER life
Mentors are chosen through a volunteer application process. In special cases, mentors request a specific school based on relationships ( alumni, age range, school type..). We seek out mentors with unconventional jobs (artists, You-Tubers, entrepreneurs) and successful people with or without college degrees. Schools are sourced through the DPSCD database and by writing it, with a preference for middle and high schools. Schools are then given a form to fill and are then selected based on availability.
In the two years of running, we have worked with 25 schools,60+ mentors,& 40+ classrooms & 10 assemblies