InsideOut Receives [Transformational Gift](https://insideoutdetroit.org/2024/03/19/insideout-receives-2-million-donation-from-mackenzie-scott/) from MacKenzie Scott!
InsideOut Receives [Transformational Gift](https://insideoutdetroit.org/2024/03/19/insideout-receives-2-million-donation-from-mackenzie-scott/) from MacKenzie Scott!
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Op-Ed: Poetry, creative writing and just listening can combat teen mental health risks 

Executive Director Suma Karaman Rosen writes about showing up for teens in an Op-Ed for the Detroit Free Press.

InsideOut student Saba's poetry billboard against a sunny sky

Poetry Billboards

For National Poetry Month, InsideOut partnered with Detroit-based creative agency Lafayette American to erect billboards throughout the city. Catch them all this April!

FOX 2: InsideOut nonprofit in Detroit gets $2M donation

Executive Director Suma Karaman Rosen and School Programs Manager Shawntai Brown speak with Fox 2 about the impact of MacKenzie Scott’s transformational gift.

InsideOut Receives $2 Million Donation from MacKenzie Scott

There are few moments in a nonprofit organization’s life that are truly transformative. InsideOut Literary Arts is about to experience one.

The Metro: Annual Detroit Youth Poetry Con returns March 9

Executive Director Suma Karaman Rosen had the opportunity to talk about the Detroit Youth Poetry Con and what it means for teens across the area on WDET 101.9FM. Take a listen!

InsideOut student poet King reads at a podium against a backdrop of other students as sun sets at If the River Could Sing event in September 2023.

InsideOut Student Wins $25k Pistons Scholarship

InsideOut student poet King Bethel wrote a spoken word piece that earned him a $25,000 scholarship from the Detroit Pistons Foundation.

Alandra Chuney-Jackson

Alandra Chuney-Jackson is an InsideOut alumni, the Co-Executive Director of the Youth Development Resource Center (YDRC) in Detroit, and the founder of the Sisters’ Couch – an organization dedicated to de-stigmatizing mental health for Black women.

InsideOut student poet Charisma performs against the backdrop of the Detroit River in front of a full audience.

InsideOut Student Performs at Detroit Riverfront Grand Opening

InsideOut Citywide Poets student Charisma recites her poem “Charisma Speaks of Rivers” at the Grand Opening of the Uniroyal Promenade on the Detroit Riverfront in October 2023, inspiring the crowd of community members, politicians, and friends of the Riverfront.

Michigan Poet Laureate Nandi Comer and InsideOut students pose together on the lawn of the Detroit Public Library.

In Detroit, a poetry workshop gives high school students freedom to be themselves

The Detroit Metro Times attended InsideOut’s Visting Writer Series with Michigan Poet Laureate and InsideOut Alum Nandi Comer. They witnessed the magic of youth voice in action.