High school students take a giant step
High school students take a giant step
Posted on 11/02/2017
Students standing with a giant green foot

Utica Alternative Learning Center’s 10th grade students have taken a giant step.

The students attended the Giant Step Teen Conference this month hosted at Wayne State University.

“I feel like it will make me a better person in a way," said ALC sophomore Joseph Yacoub.

Giant Step is Michigan’s longest-running conference promoting acceptance and tolerance in hundreds of diverse teens each year.

Students talk, share and laugh in a day full of facilitated discussion and thought-provoking exercises.

Giant Step was created to connect students from across Detroit, improve their attitudes toward each other, and build friendships to combat discrimination, bullying and violence.

Giant Step is free to all students and attracts about 300 students  each year from schools throughout southeast Michigan.

Giant Step Research Shows 95% of students at the 2016 conference said talking to teens from different backgrounds was interesting and educational.”