Robin Michelle Wilson has more than 10 years of experience working in Inkster, Michigan, and surrounding communities on literacy initiatives. She has worked directly with people from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Specifically, she has taught English as a second language, as well as trained adults of various cultures to become community leaders, literacy tutors, and responsible citizens.

Hear from Robin Michelle Wilson in the video below!

At the age of 4, Robin suffered a traumatic brain injury that led to a nine-year battle with epilepsy. While intellectually curious and creative from a young age, Robin had to overcome her seizure disorder and childhood reading challenges to start on a path of success. Today, she has overcome those challenges to serve as a literacy nonprofit founder, published children’s author, poet, certified elementary school teacher, nonprofit consultant, and motivational speaker. She has taken lessons from her past and transformed it into a message of hope for the youth and women that she speaks to and serves.


Your story was compelling for a number of reasons. Sharing stories gives a starting point to find common ground. In a polarized world, if we tell our stories and listen to others' stories, perhaps, just perhaps we can move closer.

The story of the ordinary teacher who became an extraordinary person in your life was very moving. Ordinary people can make extraordinary differences in the lives of children.  I think we all felt that we can make changes in children's lives. Reading lets us live outside our neighborhoods. Your life showed us that in terms of your travels and your career choice.

Jeanette Harris

Vice President of Kiwanis Club of Detroit

Intentional. Thoughtful. Creative. Each of these words is a descriptor for Robin Morris Wilson and her work pertaining to youth mentorship. Robin has a unique ability to relate to young people in terms of their struggles, anxieties, and challenges to inspire. For that reason, on several different occasions, I have called upon Robin. She is passionate about helping youth find their seat at the table by teaching them to use their voice and supporting them in understanding that they are never too young to be impactful change agents. From her work spanning as a non-profit creator to author and educator, I have witnessed Robin consistently operate in her authentic love of people for the communities in which she works and lives. Thank you Robin for your servant leadership and the legacy of excellence you are creating in terms of your mentorship for future generations.

Lolitha Gayden, Parent

Thank you Robin for so graciously agreeing to present content on our WhatNow portal. WhatNow is a peer-led support group that brings together community resources to help young people become successful adults. We are so pleased that your professional expertise is available to our participants. It is quite impressive. I have personally been struck by comments you made that come back to me often. We learned much from your presentation and are grateful to you for sharing your expertise with us. I look forward to working with you and exposing your gifts to our future leaders.

Mrs. Brinston, RN, MA, CLNC

CEO for Nurturing Wellness Group Foundation


Thank you for your international excellence!! The students enjoyed [your presentation] and were so engaged. Also, thank you for sharing the amazing poem. Consider this a gift that will keep on giving as our students will share it at the beginning of our international Learning Journey sessions.

Sanya Tyson Wes, Founder

Young People Travel Global Edge


Robin Wilson is the quintessential Citizen Diplomat.  She is a trusted resource and valued member of the Global Ties Detroit community.  Global Ties Detroit is the official host to U.S. Department of State-sponsored delegations who visit SE Michigan.  Robin’s international expertise and cultural competencies, together with her passion and commitment to education are inspiring not only to professional counterparts in Michigan, but also to dignitaries from around the world!

Marian Reich, President

Global Ties Detroit