Every Dollar Helps!

The Youth Connection (TYC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, works to connect our youth to a brighter future. Your tax-deductible donation will help us fulfill our mission to increase participation in our nutrition education and substance abuse prevention programs and provide year-round opportunities for youth to explore careers and develop job skills. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (313) 826-7099. Thank you for your donation!

$5,000 - Supports one youth for one year in The Youth Connection Career Academies (TYCCA) – including a six week paid internship receiving an industry-approved certification.

$3,000- Supports tuition for skilled trades apprentice training program.

$2,500 - Supports the cost of the training material, dinner, and resources for our Substance Abuse Prevention and Strengthening Families program.

$1,500 - Supports our After-School / Back-To-School / Off-to-College Fair. 

$1,000 -Covers shipping charges for 1,500 new hardcover books to be given away to our youth (Partnership with Free Books). 

$500.00 -Provides updated computers for our computer lab.

$350.00- Covers a bus trip for our youth and families to go on field trips, educational events and activities and for them to connect with the great outdoors!

$150.00 - Provides healthy snacks for youth participating in TYC programs.

$50.00 - Covers the cost for one participant in our Ticket to Float Summer Kayaking program (Partnership with the National Park Service) to learn how to kayak, understand environmental stewardship, and participate in interactive history of the War of 1812.

$30.00 - Provides a dress outfit for a youth to wear for job interviews.

$20.00 - Will help introduce fruits and vegetables to youth and families in innovative and creative ways.

$5.00 - Covers the cost of a two way bus ticket to come to our program and return home.

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!


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