Youth on the Edge of Greatness (YOE) is the Eastside Community Network's oldest program, operating since 1985. The purpose of YOE is to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding our youth need in order to become effective leaders within their community and city. Our program provides leadership development for our youth by focusing on three core principles that will allow them to succeed: Education, Activism, Service. YOE's involves our youth in the environmental sustainability through training, projects and pathways to entrepreneurship. 

Youth on the Edge of Greatness currently operates an after-school program at Hamilton Elementary on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30PM - 5PM. 

To stay updated on YOE's progress and upcoming opportunities, like our Facebook page. For more information, contact Tanya Aho at taho@ecn-detroit.org or 313-331-3469.


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Youth on the Edge of Greatness is a proud partner of the Lower Eastside Youth Alliance, a coalition that aims to create tomorrow's leaders of the sustainable revitalization of Detroit's Lower Eastside. Other partners include Detroiter's Working for Environmental Justice, Crane Street Block Club, Genesis Hope Community Development Corporation and U-Snap-Bac. Together this collaborative has designed a youth environemntal leadership and activism curriculum F.L.O.W. (Flood, Land, Ozone, Water & Waste).

YOE is currently funded by Chrysler, The Empowerment Zone Coalition and the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority.