Co-published by Rapid Growth Media and Issue Media Group, this piece is a part of Michigan Nightlight, a series of stories about the programs and people that positively impact the lives of Michigan kids. I profile three extracurricular programs from across the state (Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities at the Cook Arts Center located here in Grand Rapids, The Neutral Zone’s Teen Leaders in the Arts in Ann Arbor and the Teen Council at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit) striving to foster leadership skills in teens through the arts. This feature was a joy to write as I had the privileged of hanging out with a bunch of cool and unique teenagers. It received great feedback from numerous youth-oriented organizations in Michigan. Check it out here.

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