InsideOut Literary Arts

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Suma Karaman Rosen
Primary Contact Name
John Randolph
Main Address

5201 Cass Ave, Prentis Hall - 3rd FL
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

What We Do

Since 1995, InsideOut Literary Arts has helped over 70,000 of Detroit’s youth build their literary and academic skills through creative writing. Widely recognized as one of the nation’s premiere writers-in-the-schools programs, InsideOut has earned many accolades, from a feature on PBS NewsHour to a performance on the stage of the Kennedy Center. In recognition of our ability to foster and empower authentic youth voice, the White House awarded InsideOut the highest honor in youth arts programming, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, presented by Michelle Obama in 2009. InsideOut's mission is to inspire students to think critically, create bravely, and share their voices with the world.

Interesting Info
  • We've served over 70,000 since 1995
  • In our 2020 In-School program we served 2,314 students at 31 schools in Detroit, Dearborn, Highland Park, Oak Park, Redford and River Rouge
  • Check out InsideOut At Home on our website. It's a virtual resource that provides young people with high-quality creative writing lessons
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