Welcome to The Youth Connection!

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.

The Youth Connection Career Academies

The Youth Connection Career Academies (TYCCA) is a program designed to expose, engage, and train metropolitan Detroit young adults ages 14-24 for careers and continuing education. 

Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) Program

The Youth Connection Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) program provides FREE, highly-interactive skills-based programs designed to promote positive health and personal development for youth and families.

TYC Highlights

KBP Foods "Charity of Choice" 2021

The Youth Connection is honored to be KBP Foods "Charity of Choice" in 2021!

Red Ribbon Week Highlights

In honor of Red Ribbon Week, youth from Dove Academy of Detroit, The Detroit Police Department Explores Academy & Pershing High School pledge to be DRUG FREE! Red Ribbon Week is from October 23rd – October 31st. It's celebrated in honor of's Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena.

DWSD Partners with The Youth Connection to Paint Fire Hydrants in District 3

The fire hydrants on your block have been painted by The Youth Connection
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has partnered with The Youth Connection to paint the hydrants in District 3.

Naloxone (Narcan) Trainings

Join The Youth Connection in our efforts in fighting the opioid epidemic.

The Youth Connection Was Awarded By the DEA!

The Youth Connection, Love Detroit Prevention Coalition and Detroit Health Department was awarded a plaque of appreciation from The Drug Enforement Agency (DEA)for our efforts in collecting nearly 70,000 pounds of prescription medications during the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day held in October 2021 in the City of Detroit!

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

*** Special Note """

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Youth Connection Offices are closed for face-to-face meetings until further notice. Staff are available by phone at (313) 826-7099 or by email at info@theyouthconnection.org.

Support TYC On AmazonSmile!

Shop on AmazonSmile and choose “The Youth Connection” as your charitable organization, and 0.5% of your order gets donated to TYC! Happy Shopping!

Thank you Michigan First Credit Union!

The Youth Connection would like to thank Michigan First Credit Union for their donation of $1,500 to The Youth Connection to support our youth programming.We appreciate their generosity and willingness to work with us and our youth in the future! Thank you!

 The Youth Connection Is A Superstar!

The Youth Connection has been vetted (since 2015) by GlobalGiving’s rigorous due diligence process (Submit project reports in a timely manner and before deadlines, thank you letters send to donors, etc.)

The Youth Connection has demonstrated a high level of engagement with the GlobalGiving community and a commitment to effectiveness via GG Rewards. (Attending webinars, participation in bonus day, contests, and other campaigns, number of recurring donors).

GlobalGiving recognizes The Youth Connection for our due diligence efforts to learn, improve, and grow their impact.

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