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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.
Welcome to PNC Bank as our exclusive Lunch Sponsor.  

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


Or print and send:  Sponsor a Table of Teens
First 50 schools to register get a free parking voucher, worth $7 !

Inclusion, Harmony & Acceptance -- Giant Step brings teenagers together from diverse backgrounds to discover all the issues they have in common. Public, private, charter and parochial schools – even home schools – from districts across southeast Michigan have sent thousands of students to Giant Step. Black, White, Asian, Arabic and Hispanic students enter as strangers and leave as friends. For more information contact Conference Coordinator Cheryl Deep at cheryldeep@wayne.edu or call her at 313-664-2607.

Teen discussions, lunch, and continuing education workshop. Students attend free!  2016 Giant Step Brochure

Registration ends Oct. 18 or when we reach capacity. Don't miss out.. 2016 Student Registration Packet
Counselors, teachers and social workers earn CEs or SCECHs while students attend the conference. Print and send: 2016 CE flier HERE.

Or register and pay for CEs online.

Thank you to these Table and Event Sponsors:



        Pontiac Center       



Facilitators Needed for 2017 Conference -- THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED

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 3:30 - 5:30 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

Facilitator Schedule for Conference Day

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