The Youth Connection is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Southeast Michigan connecting youth to a brighter future. We are committed to providing high-quality youth programs, advocacy and supportive services. We connect youth, young adults and their families to resources and opportunities that enrich their lives, with special attention to those who are underserved.
The Youth Connection partnered with the State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to create the 2013 DNR Summer Program. 120 youth were given career training, workplace seminars, and a PAID internship in an outdoor career this past summer. Check out the video below to see how our youth got to experience a "Pure Michigan" summer...
The Youth Connection is All in for Belle Isle! We were invited to a press conference in December 2013 that highlighted the future plans of Belle Isle and the work that our youth completed on the Oxbow Comfort Station during November and December. Our youth took a closed comfort station and, with support and guidance from master plumbers, electricians, and painters, installed a new water heater, completely renovated the inside of the comfort station, installed new, working toilets, and painted the walls. The youth also did some light landscaping that made the comfort station usable for visitors to the island. Below is a few news clips from media coverage of the event.
Our youth need your help! The Youth Connection accepts all major credit cards and PayPal as well! To donate, please click on the "Donate" button below!
Check out our Events page to find out information and photos of prior events and what we are organizing in the near future.