Coffee with a Purpose

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By way of taking action, “Coffee with a Purpose” was created; virtual conversations exploring a range of youth education and employment related topics with guest speakers who share our passion for Michigan’s young people. By giving youth this platform and encouraging them to use their voice for good, these productive conversations will enable us to listen, understand, and take appropriate actions to ensure an equal and great future for all of Michigan’s youth.

College Friends
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It’s essential to encourage youth to use their voice for good. It’s equally essential to have productive conversations where we listen, understand, and take appropriate actions to ensure an equal and great future for all of Michigan’s youth.

- From the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates equality statement

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As part of Careers in Energy Week, Roger Curtis, Vice President of Public Affairs for Consumers Energy, and Mollie Waller, Youth Solutions Executive Director, will co-moderate this discussion about the impact youth have on the future through careers in energy.  Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates youth will discuss careers in the energy sector, what the future of energy looks like to them, and different ways they can get involved in making the future of energy reflect the world they want to live in.

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Recordings of Our Past Events

Youth Discuss Mental Health and the Impact of Social Emotional Learning

May 12, 2022

Change Makers: Empowering YOUth through Civic Engagement

February 16, 2022

Unique Opportunities in Nontraditional Careers:

A Youth Discussion

October 6, 2021

Mental Health Awareness:

A Youth Perspective

May 27, 2021

The Pandemic's Effect on Youth Disengagement from Education and Employment

March 23, 2021

Youth Leadership Development and Civic Engagement

February 8, 2021

Striving for Racial Equity: Youth Call to Action

Part 3 of a 3-Part Webinar Series

November 10, 2020

Striving for Racial Equity: Youth Voice on Education and Employment

Part 2 of a 3-Part Webinar Series

September 30, 2020

Striving for Racial Equity: Youth Perspectives, Concerns, and Calls to Action

Part 1 of a 3-Part Webinar Series

August 13, 2020

COVID-19: The Pandemic's Impact on Michigan Youth

June 24, 2020