The Grow Detroit's Young Talent (GDYT) campaign and program works to ensure that Detroit's young people are ready to enter today's workforce and have access to meaningful work experiences where their talents can further develop in the Metropolitan Detroit area.
The GDYT Program orients, employs, and provides supportive services to teens and young adults ages 14 - 24 in Detroit. Since 2009, the campaign has been raising money to identify and match Detroit youth with local employer partners.
In 2014, the GDYT program goal is to place 2000 young people in summer work experiences in Detroit and to raise approximately $2.5 million to coordinate and manage placements and to subsidize wages for some of the city's youth. You can get involved today by selecting one of the relevant tabs at the top of this page.
The Grow Detroit's Young Talent Program is an initiative of the Detroit Youth Employment Consortium and is administered by City Connect Detroit.
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The Grow Detroit's Young Talent Program
Request for Proposals
March 14, 2014
Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m.
City Connect Detroit reserves the right to extend the deadline.
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For Youth Seeking Employment:
Looking for a Summer Job?
Visit the "For Youth" and "Resources" tabs of this site, for helpful tips and more information on employment.
Youth can also contact any neighborhood-based, youth-serving nonprofit organization in Detroit to learn of their participation in the GDYT program.
For Potential Employers of Youth:
The 2014 Grow Detroit's Young Talent Program is well underway. If you are interested in becoming a worksite visit the "For Employers" tab to learn more about how to be involved in the Grow Detroit's Young Talent Program.