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2017 Giant Step Teen Conference
 Tuesday, October 24, 2017
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wayne State University Student Center
2nd Floor Ballroom
FREE TO ALL, lunch included, but you must register to attend.

Inclusion, Harmony & Acceptance -- Giant Step brings teenagers together from diverse backgrounds to discover all the issues they have in common. Public, private, charter, parochial and even home schools from across southeast Michigan have sent thousands of students to Giant Step. Students come from different neighborhoods, cultures, races, incomes and outlooks. We provide guided discussion, games, exercises and lunch. They might enter as strangers, but they leave as friends.

Giant Step 2017 Brochure         Giant Step 2017 Flier

For more information contact Conference Coordinator Cheryl Deep at cheryldeep@wayne.edu or 313-664-2607. 

Registration ends Oct. 13 or when we reach capacity. Don't miss out.. 2017 Student Registration Packet
Adults Workshop: "Human Trafficking: A Michigan Epidemic"  Counselors, teachers and social workers earn 2.5 CEs or SCECHs while students attend the conference. $10   Register and pay for CEs online.

Help Us Help Teens
A big thank you to PNC Bank as our exclusive 2017 Lunch Sponsor.  

$350 from you or your organization and 7 teens can attend our conference for free.


Or print and send:  Be a Giant Step Sponsor Form

Facilitators Needed for 2017 Conference

Giant Step Teen Conference is seeking volunteers to guide discussions with young teens at their Oct. 24 event. Two-hour training conducted Monday, October 16, 2017 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm (refreshments provided) at the historic Freer House on Wayne State's campus, 71 E. Ferry Street, Detroit, MI 48202. Contact Cheryl at cheryldeep@wayne.edu or 313-664-2607 for details.

Facilitator Training Packet 2017

Facilitator Schedule for Conference Day 2017

Thank you to our Table and Event Sponsors  
Pontiac Center

Giant Step Steering and Advisory Committees

Giant Step Sponsors

Thank you to our Event Sponsors for their generous funding
Pros Environmental Services, Co-Ette Club of Detroit, Friends of the Detroit Public Library, Junior League of Detroit