speak to their passions, facilitate interaction, raise awareness, inspire action
Young Nation emerged out of the work of Expressions in 2008 as a non-profit corporation. A new organization to impact youth culture in urban communities was formed. The focus of which is simple: Community. Development. Passion. It was created to support youth, adults, and organizations toward the creation and maintenance of groups like Expressions. Showing others how to use cultural and developmental competencies together to support youth and communities is Young Nation's passion. After several years of planning and hard work towards that end, Young Nation was awarded 501c3 status by the Internal Revenue Service in the spring of 2010. The organization is now continuing to carry out its mission in the neighborhoods of Detroit.