The DYP team works across a range of settings - including strip clubs, sex work strolls, House-Balls and drop-in centers for homeless youth - to document young people’s experiences with violence, poverty, homelessness, discrimination, and health challenges.
This work also captures inspiring stories about youth resilience, courage, and the community resources that support them.
The Detroit Youth Passages project seeks to understand how young people's life circumstances contribute to sexual vulnerability, and partners to bring about positive change.
Youth voices are highlighted in advocating for change.
An interdisciplinary research team collaborates with
community partners and a Youth Advisory Board to
conduct theoretically-informed community based
participatory research using mixed methods.
Research methods include semi-structured interviews,
ethnographic observation, and a venue-based survey.
Detroit Youth Passages will host a Youth Sexuality Media Forum
in June 2014. The Media Forum will bring together youth,
Detroit Youth Passages team members and partners, and local
and national journalists to discuss challenges, successes, and
strategies with investigating and reporting on issues and news stories
related to youth sexuality, reproductive health and rights, and
diverse young people.