The Youth Connection exposes youth to new opportunities to grow, learn and serve their communities that encourage them to see beyond their neighborhoods.
|Mission||The Youth Connection is committed to providing high quality programs, advocacy and supportive services to youth and their families in the metropolitan Detroit area.|
The Youth Connection Career Academies provides youth ages 14-21 an opportunity to understand the duties and tasks necessary for success in various careers through its partnership with Detroit Public Schools and its Career Pathways and Internship programs. As part of this year-round program, youth work under the direction of highly-skilled supervisors and mentors in each field. This program is a terrific way for students to understand the real world of careers and it encourages continuing education and positive behavior amongst youth while promoting civic commitment and giving back to the community. In addition, youth receive life-skills training and information in areas such as health, nutrition, substance abuse, leadership, etiquette, conflict resolution, public speaking and more.
|Awards||The Youth Connection has been presented numerous award from Governors to the Federal Government, private foundations, cities we work in and our partners.|
The Youth Connection Career Academies
I2D2 Fit 'n' Fun Family Clubs
Substance Abuse Prevention Education
Academic Development Program
Ticket to Float Summer Kayaking Program
Annual After-School Fair at Belle Isle
Annual Chief's Cooking For Kids