Denzell Turner’s Journey

MGP prepares Detroit youth for future success

When Denzell Turner’s journey started a decade ago with the Midnight Golf Program, he only thought of a golf club as something you might use for self-defense.

Flash forward to 2018, and the 27-year-old is on the sideline with the Detroit Lions working for the NFL as a social media content provider. His day job is with IHS Automotive, a global automotive data company. Turner also mixes it up with a group of millennials who openly engage the world through bold and revealing conversations and experiences.

Turner was selected for Midnight Golf in the fall of 2008, and it was his outlet for 30 weeks. He learned about personal finance, public speaking, dining etiquette, golf and dressing for success. The program, started in 2001 by Renee Fluker, provides a nurturing environment where high expectations are fused with focused education and mentoring. The program helps high school seniors’ transition to college and career. Students learn a host of relevant life skills, but they also gain a family of peers and adult mentors who encourage them to reach their potential.

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Sources: Detroit News

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