TYC Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Rick Bergquist (Chairman, Board of Directors)

President, Kellerin Equipment Sales, Inc.


Nadine Cook (Vice Chair, Board of Directors / CoChair, Fund Development Committee) Director of Public and Community Relations and Events, St. John Providence Health System


Gloria Larkins (Treasurer, Board of Directors)


Chief Financial Officer, United Way of Southeastern Michigan


John Landis (Secretary, Board of Directors)


Wealth Advisor and Senior Vice President, The Bank of Birmingham


Grenae Dudley, Ph.D.


President & CEO, The Youth Connection

Rhonda Kennedy

Outreach Specialist, FBI Detroit Field Office


Tiffanie Y Lewis

Director, Design & Business Architecture, Global Business Services, General Motors


Florine Mark

President and Chairman, Board of Directors, The WW Group, Inc.


Sue McCormick

CEO, Great Lakes Water Authority

Angela Peavy

Marketing Manager, City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department


Nicole Pulido

Director, Sales Talent Development West Region, Cengage Learning


Terri Tabor Conerway

Great Lakes Water Authority

Chief Organizational Development Director, Great Lakes Water Authority


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: Tangerines & 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!”

Support Us On AmazonSmile!

Shop at AmazonSmile and select The Youth Connection as your charitable organization, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your holiday 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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