TYC Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Andrew Arena

Executive Director

Detroit Crime Commission



Rick Bergquist


Kellerin Equipment Sales



Gloria Larkins

Vice President of Finance

Detroit Receiving Hospital



Nadine Cook

Director of Public and Community Relations and Events

St. John Providence Health System

Grenae Dudley

President and CEO

The Youth Connection


Tonie Bell


Ward-Hill Omni Media


Regina Daniels Thomas

Deputy Chief Counsel

Legal Aid and Defender Association


Ed Ewell, Jr.

Circuit Court Judge

3rd Judicial Circuit Court


Rhonda Kennedy

Outreach Specialist

FBI - Detroit Field Office

John Landis

Vice President

Bank of Birmingham


Florine Mark

President and Chairman of the Board

The WW Group


Sue McCormick


Great Lakes Water Authority


Christine Surdock


Molina Health Care of Michigan


Kristen Ulin

Health and Wellness Instructor

Revelation Wellness Fit & Free

Transformation Thursday Stories

Get to know our youth!

Read about our current and former youth and their accomplishments throughout our Career Academies (TYCCA) program.

I2D2 Fruit/Vegetable of the Month: Pumpkins & Broccoli

Check out the Fruit/Vegetable of the Month where The Youth Connection features produce tips, facts, and healthy recipes that you can share with the entire family!

TYC Is On GlobalGiving!

The Youth Connection is vetted on GlobalGiving! Support our programs and donate to our GG project page “Connecting Detroit Youth to a Brighter Future!”

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Shop at AmazonSmile and select The Youth Connection as your charitable organization, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to TYC each time you order!

             Our address to send

Donations payable to The Youth Connection by mail is:

The Youth Connection, Inc.

4777 E. Outer Drive

Suite 1340

Detroit, MI 48234

(Phone): 313-826-7099

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) for sponoring our 16th Annual After School Fair!


Check out our Events page to find out information and photos of prior events and what we are organizing in the near future.

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