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Expanding Creative Advancement Opportunities and Ending Mental Health Stigmas for all of Northeastern Michigan

With the organization's developing list of programs and projects, The Sunset Project provides a unique approach to expanding creative advancement opportunities and ending stigmas related to mental health in Northeast Michigan.


What is the Sawyer J. Boyd Creatives Grant?

The Sawyer J. Boyd Creatives Grant is a personal advancement opportunity for individuals ages 16 - 23, who are interested in expanding their creative endeavors and interests. Whether it's a passion, hobby, or career - The Sunset Project is hoping to change the way creatives in the Northeast Michigan region can expand and build upon their futures.

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What is the Northeast Michigan Wellness Initiative (NEMWI) ?

The Northeast Michigan Wellness Initiative (NEMWI) is The Sunset Project’s (TSP) answer to a lack of community information, resources, and understanding surrounding personal mental health and well-being. Through this program, TSP is implementing The National Alliance on Mental Illness’s (NAMI) evidence-based “Ending The Silence Program” in area schools. 

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What is Focus 45?

FOCUS45 is the centralized program for all creative advancement opportunities that The Sunset Project is involved with. These projects span a variety of verticals ranging from photography contests to sponsorship of film festivals with the central focus of building a community of creatives in the Northeast Michigan region.

People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, 'Soften the orange a bit on the right-hand corner.' I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.



Build a community driven toward the betterment of people.

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