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The Amazing Yoopers campaign, developed by Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, aims to share with the community ways to build an Upper Peninsula where all youth thrive. The campaign will feature profiles of local individuals who are role models for our youth. Profiles will focus on positive adult role models from the individual’s past, situations that required the individual to be resilient and what the individual does now to give back to youth of the Upper Peninsula.

Caring adults are critical to positive youth development. When children aren’t getting the support they need from their family life, a positive adult role model can make a big difference in the quality of their lives. As a part of the campaign, GLCYD will be promoting current programs that bring together youth and adults. Please use the form below to submit your program information. Pending approval, your program’s information, will be listed on the “Get Involved” page of

Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Leonhardt at or 906-228-8919 x113.