Is DEFY right for you?

At the D.E.F.Y. Program, we serve passionate middle and high school students within the Ypsilanti and Metro-Detroit Areas. Our program is for the student looking to learn and grow through hands-on experiences and mentorship from passionate and caring professionals.

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Our Mission

Determined Exceptional Fearless Youth (DEFY) provides access, exposure, and mentorship to youth of all ages in Ypsilanti and Detroit. Building community and opportunity for every child, from the high-achievers and those with no direction to the youth that fall between the two by providing the resources to obtain and sustain a bright future.

Our Programs

We tailor our programming to meet the needs of our students. All programs are free thanks to the support of our partners, funders and board. Program areas include:

  • Test Prep (SAT & ACT)
  • Tutoring & Homework Help
  • Life Skills
  • Leadership Building
  • Financial Literacy
  • Culinary Classes
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Real Estate & Homeownership
  • Sports
  • ….. And much, much, more!
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