Our Mission: Coaching Detroit Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that coaches Detroit high school students in writing, photography, graphic design and other creative fields. Award-winning local journalists, authors, communications professionals, photographers and designers teach students and share their expertise through summer camps, workshops and after-school programs. Through Coaching Detroit Forward, students gain mentors who guide them through internships, jobs and careers.
Coaching Detroit Forward is the nonprofit arm of The Detroit Writing Room, a writing and event space in downtown Detroit where the community can sign up with professional writing, photography and design coaches.
CDF launched in 2020 with a summer photography and journalism camp. The students' photography and articles were published in a print publication called Perspectives Magazine. Visit coachingdetroitforward.org to view their work.