Program Leadership

Anna Balzer, Program Director


Anna has served with EcoWorks and the Youth Energy Squad since 2014, when she served as an AmeriCorps Green School Coordinator. Her work with YES has given her invaluable experience in project management, youth voice and community-based sustainable change.


Anna is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Environmental Studies. Originally from Perrysburg, Ohio, she has served as the YES Program Manager for the past three  years.


Anna is excited to pair her passion for community sustainability with the boundless energy and passion of the AmeriCorps Green School Coordinators to support the next generation of green leaders in Detroit. 

Josh Musicant, STEM and Career Coordinator


A recent University of Michigan grad by way of the Jersey Shore, Josh is passionate about creative environmentalism and communal social change.


His hobbies include watching the New York Mets, eating tofu pad thai, dancing, reading, and running around. Josh hopes to go back to school to build on his past research and spend his life advocating for animals and promoting radical-compassionate politics.


Josh is really excited to serve with YES so he can be fueled and inspired by the passion, creativity, and sincerity of young Detroiters. 

AmeriCorps Green School Coordinators 

 Eradajere Oleita 
 Keem King 
Makala Conner
Jayme Ham
Janisa Nelson
Zoe Dodd
Logan Applebee
Sydney Thomas


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22400 West 7 Mile Rd

Detroit, MI 48219

Tel: 248.228.7208


Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm

​Friday 8:30am-3:30pm