Innovative Studios

At our Innovative Youth Studio, possibilities are boundless, and your journey of self-discovery is our top priority. Join us in shaping a brighter future filled with creativity, knowledge, and a love for the world around us. Stay tuned for our grand opening, and let's embark on this extraordinary adventure together! A place where creativity, knowledge, and the joy of learning come together! As our studio takes shape, we are thrilled to share a sneak peek into what awaits you.

Mycology Course

Our upcoming Mycology Course Series is designed specifically for beginners like you who are eager to explore the fascinating kingdom of fungi. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a budding biologist, or simply curious about the hidden wonders of the fungal world, this course will be your gateway to understanding the captivating and diverse realm of mushrooms and their relatives.

Tree Equity

A collective initiative aimed at restoring the green heart of our beloved city. Our mission is clear: to promote environmental justice, community engagement, and sustainable growth by revitalizing Detroit's tree canopy. Through collaborative efforts, we envision a future where every neighborhood boasts a lush, healthy urban forest, enhancing the quality of life for all residents.

Native Habitats

We are committed to creating sustainable landscaping solutions that not only enhance the beauty of your surroundings but also contribute to the well-being of the environment. Our primary focus is on utilizing native plantings and incorporating low mow and no mow species to achieve a balance between aesthetics and ease of land maintenance.

Sustainable Youth Stewards

Our mission is to educate and inspire young minds to cultivate their own food, understand the importance of sustainable farming practices, and harness the power of entrepreneurship through selling their produce at local farmers' markets. By participating in this transformative program, our young participants will embark on a journey of discovery, connecting with nature, and fostering a deep appreciation for the environment.

Urban Acupuncture

Neglected alleys can often feel unwelcoming and unsafe, but they hold untapped potential for fostering community connections. Through alley activation projects, we envision transforming these spaces into vibrant hubs for social interaction, arts, culture, and recreation. By incorporating urban art installations, pocket parks, and community gathering spaces, we aim to redefine alleys as safe, inviting passageways that bring people together.

Andrew Buendia is a graduate from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a dual bachelors in Political Science and Sociology. Fueled by a passion to ensure that Detroit communities are directly representative of not just the current residents, but also the long lineage of residents is what prompted Andrew to become more involved with the city he grew up in. One way to do this is by coordinating community relations to gain better insight to what the community not only wants, but the best method of action to go about solving their impending issues.

Brodrick Wilks is a Recent University of Michigan graduate with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration; coordinated with Brilliant Detroit to host 30 Axiom student volunteers in August 2019 where they helped transform vacant lots by beautifying and cleaning up a green space and removing overgrown tree brush and weeds from community garden.