Volunteer Staff & Members

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Jessica “Ms. Jess” Reed

Editor-in-chief & Mentor

Jessica Reed (Jess) is a writer, youth educator, and entrepreneur from Detroit, MI. Since 2016, Jess has encouraged others and herself on her blog, Roots and Hope. In January 2021, she founded Craft Your Courage, LLC, a holistic writing support business. Jess will also soon begin her doctoral journey in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She is grateful and geeked to join the Teens in the D family! 

Email me: Teensinthed@gmail.com


Teen Host

My name is Amyah, and I am in 11th grade. I enjoy sharing my opinions and information people don’t already know. I am a host for Teens In the D. I used to do gymnastics, but now I act, play soccer, and run track!

Email me: teensinthed@gmail.com



DJ Wildstyle is a multi-talented open-format teen DJ from the Los Angeles area. With 7 years of DJ experience, she recently performed at Littlepalooza and in front of 10,000 people at the Marina Del Rey New Year’s Eve festival. She is the DJ on the Yippee T.V. dance show “Time to Dance”. She brings a spirit of creativity, gratitude, and joy for life with her to the turntables and her energetic soul gets a crowd moving! Raised in a multi-ethnic/multi-racial family, she loves world music and has her roots planted in the belief that she can help make the world a better place. During the recent pandemic, she is using her platform to promote equity and social justice and to raise awareness about other issues that are important to her such as her work on the #moveyournumbers campaign for the American Diabetes Association.

Email me: teensinthed@gmail.com


Host, Writer

I’m Khalil, I enjoy talking, writing and gathering information for different topics. I’m a cohost for the Teens in The D show. My teammates and I have a lot of fun, but we have the opportunity to have hands-on experiences and explore the various career opportunities in journalism and broadcast media. Outside of Teens in the D program I participate in Wolverine Pathways and plays baseball.

Email me: teensinthed@gmail.com

Want to volunteer with us or are you a teen who wants to be a member?

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