Welcome to Teens in the D!

Detroit Teens with a Voice

In 2017, we were part of an exciting program offering a peek into the world of journalism and broadcast via a magazine platform for youth. What we learned sparked our curiosities, and we decided to venture into broadcast media and create the Teens in the D program. In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic Teens in the D published a digital yearbook for the class of 2020 and launched our first shows. It’s 2021, and here we are still exploring journalism as a platform for the voices of Detroit teens! Check out our newly launched digital magazine.


To value the youth within our community by providing a safe space and platform for their voice to be articulated through journalism and broadcast media.

The Platform for the Voices of Detroit Teens…


Teens in the D Show

Teens in the D Productions & Publications

Events & Services

Innovation Market

The Teens in the D Innovation Market was formerly an annual youth business market event for 20 young entrepreneurs ages 5-17. Today, we host 20 young entrepreneurs and up to 5 youth inventors. Our top three entrepreneurs are awarded prize money to extend their businesses. The top innovator receives professional mentoring, financial support, and assistance with their marketing plan. There is a nominal fee to register. Due to the pandemic, please stay tuned for the date.

Teen Forum (Postponed due to the Pandemic)

The teen forum tackles issues affecting teens in the Detroit community as well as globally. Our 2020-21 topic will be Defining & Building the 21st Century Village: Supporting Today’s Youth

Would You Like to Join Us?

If you are a high school student at any Detroit, Metro-Detroit or home school system interested in exploring journalism as a platform for YOUR voice, email us at teensinthed@teensinthed.org or click below to complete our online application.

Teens in the D meets virtually until further notice.