Posting: Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit - STUDENT OUTREACH COORDINATOR

December 13, 2019


Expand outreach to students and young adults to promote our mutual understanding and engagement in a variety of social justice issues. To promote students/young adults signing up to receive Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit (GPMD) action alerts and attend GPMD meetings and events by: developing Gray Panthers’ social media outreach capacity, writing and distributing newsletter articles, making community presentations, etc.   


  • coordination with the designated GPMD Project Coordinator, will promote awareness of Gray Panthers issues and actions through social media and organizing presentations to student/young adult groups;  
  • Write a one-page (double spaced) article about a social justice issue or campus activity that would be of interest to students and of sufficient quality that it can be published in four Gray Panthers newsletters;
  • Develop and maintain a list of emails, phone numbers and addresses of least 100 students/young adults who consent to receive Gray Panthers action alerts and newsletters;
  • Provide to the Project Coordinator and GPMD Convenor a quarterly summary of activities performed under this arrangement;
  • Take initiative to implement this project, but will maintain positive communication with the Project Coordinator who will provide Project guidance.


This young adult hired by Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit will be reimbursed with a stipend of up to $225/month as an independent consultant for up to 10 months per calendar year. This consultant would work at least 15 hours per month to perform the above responsibilities.  GPMD has 10 meetings per year that are held at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday, (September – June) at the Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak.

 For more information, contact Dave Ivers, Project Coordinator, at 313-802-7777 or Randy Block, GPMD Convenor, at 313-802-7777.

Historical Background:  This project is more than an effort to do outreach.  It represents Gray Panther getting back to its intergenerational roots. From the Encyclopedia of World Biography about Maggie Kuhn, the founder:

At first Gray Panthers was called the Consultation of Older and Younger Adults for Change. The group was dubbed Gray Panthers by a talk show host after the radical African-American organization the Black Panthers. The new name caught on. The group’s motto “Age and Youth in Action”. Maggie Kuhn held the title National Convenor.  Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit was started in 1978 and continues to take action on a range of social justice issues that affect peopled of all ages. Actions include education, action in the streets and legislative advocacy.

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