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.

The Youth Connection Contact / Hours of Operation

*** 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.

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 Strengthening Families Program 10-14!

CALLING ALL FAMILIES! Sign up for our upcoming Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 Session! To register, fill out our online form by clicking here!

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

             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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