With reverberating purpose and strategic strides, Danielle D. Hughes has become one of Detroit’s most recognizable millennials for youth advocacy and empowerment. Pledging daily to be the person she says she needed when she was younger, the astute social entrepreneur, humanitarian and proud Detroit, MI native, makes it her mission to make an impact in the lives of her hometown youth, serving as Dream Director to students in the area.
Named to Forbes ‘30 under ‘30 2018 list for her profound work in education, Danielle is a striking example of dreams realized, creatively directing and hosting her own vision board series in cities across the country since 2015.
Through her pivotal actions exposing young people in low-income communities to life-enhancing opportunities, Danielle has been honored as one of 25 of the most powerful women in Detroit by Walkers Legacy, Woman Of The Year by the Zeta Nu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, Vanguard Award recipient by the Detroit Young Professionals, named a ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ by the Native Detroiter Magazine, a Top 30 under 40 by M-Lifestyle and the esteemed honor of being named one of the most influential African Americans of 2018 by The Root. Coupling her youth advocacy with contributions to women empowerment campaigns, Danielle believes fearlessness, grace, tenacity and unapologetic excellence is what makes herself and women alike, powerful.
Danielle holds a B.A. in Journalism from Georgia State University. Noting her triple threat for success and serenity, she is an unwavering lover of God, good novels and good manners.
LIFE VALUESDefining your core values will change your life, here are some I hold close to my heart: