It's time we celebrate our collective strength and write our own next chapter. It's time to own our story and narrate the future!

The "Own Your Story" initiative is a community-designed campaign that will drive social change in our local neighborhoods. Here in Detroit, our people will be able to see, experience, and constantly be reminded of our beauty and ingenuity as we direct the course of our future.

We can't create the vision of our neighborhoods in Detroit without your help!

What we're asking of you:

  • The willingness to dig deep
  • The openness to share your past experiences, present state, and future hopes with us.
  • The desire to stay engaged with us along this journey

Let's develop a sense of self-determination, inspire healthy

perspectives, and build a community we can all be proud of.

With your help, we will not just tell our story.

We will OWN our story as we walk into brighter days to come!

"What is the world for you if you can't make it up the way you want it."

- Toni Morrison


To unite our neighborhoods in Detroit, and the Metro-Detroit area, around healthy perspectives and positive stories that we can be proud of, stories that will cast the vision for our future.


We believe a better future is within our reach because we have the power to create the story that we want to walk into. A motivating story that is a true reflection of our rich history, our present opportunities, and our better and sustainable days to come.



Campaign for Black Male Achievement and TandemEd have partnered together to focus on helping to make life even better for youth, families, and our neighborhoods in Detroit through our stories.



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