The Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program is a youth summer jobs program administered by City Connect Detroit on behalf of the City of Detroit and a wide array of public, private, and community stakeholders in Detroit.
The program was created in 2009 by the Detroit Youth Employment Consortium, a public-private partnership developed by The Skillman Foundation. Each year since, the program has raised funding to provide an increasing number of paid work experiences for Detroit youth.
In 2014, the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program raised $2.7 million from community donors and grant makers to provide paid work experiences to 1,897 youth. Through expanded coordination with the Detroit Mayor’s Office, the program intends to train and employ 5,000 Detroit youth in 2015.
More information about the program is available at www.gdyt.org.