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!

Ways to Give to The Youth Connection!


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.


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. 


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


Provides updated computers for our computer lab.


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!


Provides healthy snacks for youth participating in TYC programs.


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.


Provides a dress outfit for a youth to wear for job interviews.


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


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

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