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Challenge supporting Detroit's youth of color to award winning ideas $50,000

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Do you have an idea, project, or organization that's working to improve the lives of Detroit's youth of color? Then you should apply to the MBK Detroit Innovation Challenge

Started by the Skillman Foundation and Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the challenge offers up to $50,000 for winning ideas. Prospective teams, which must apply by midnight on April 30, should fit one of the five program goals, which ensure that all youth of color are...
 
  • ready for school
  • engaged and progressing in school
  • prepared for career success
  • participating in the new economy
  • supported in our community
After submitting an idea, applicants who make the second round get to test out their idea with $5,000 in pilot funds, then pitch to a panel about scaling with $50,000. Winners will also attend skill-building workshops and get technical assistance for their project. 

Apply to the MBK Detroit Innovation Challenge here

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Aaron Mondry is the managing editor of Model D and a Detroit-based freelance writer. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter @AaronMondry.
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