Telling It staff members are committed to ensuring that our youth know that their lives and safety matter. Our core principles for youth engagement are:

  • In collaboration with our community stakeholders, local artists and most importantly the youth themselves, rigorously trained Telling It teams support youth in their communities by co-creating a youth-driven, healing and safe environment that fosters trust without censorship or judgment.
  • Using the expressive arts opportunities are offered for youth to process their hurts and build upon their existing strengths to address their social emotional needs.

Our Program Sites for Winter 2022

Telling It @ Avalon Housing
701 Miller Ave, Ann Arbor
Weekly session with youth ages 8-11
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Telling It @ Ypsilanti Community Middle School
510 Emerick St, Ypsilanti
Weekly session with 8th grade students
Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Registration Required
To register, text Deb Gordon-Gurfinkel at 734-649-3118 or email