Our mission is to promote youth and community development through cultural traditions, arts and education. No other organization in Detroit taps culture as we do, as a rich resource for promoting understanding and personal excellence. We start with the child, and reach the whole family. We start with the ancestral traditions of our audiences, and explore the world.
Understanding and sharing cultures build a sense of community--locally and globally. They develop leadership skills, complex thinking, resilience, and a sense of appreciation, and create curiosity, confidence and love. When children, youth, and adults know their heritage, they raise their gaze, lengthen their perspectives beyond common caricatures so prevalent in today's media and lift up their expectations for their own lives. People, especially the young, need help to claim the benefits of this inheritance – the help Heritage Works uniquely provides.