We’re committed to helping prepare and connect Detroit youth to the ever-evolving economy. We support experiences both inside and outside of school that introduce youth to career options, engage them in rigorous learning opportunities, and allow them to forge connections that can support their path to economic mobility.
We're focused on three key approaches to ensure that Detroit youth benefit from and contribute to the ever-evolving economy of Detroit and beyond:
College & Career Pathways - Connecting students to post-secondary education avenues and career options
Youth Employment - Connecting the next generation workforce with employers
Financial Empowerment - Helping young people learn how to become financially self-sufficient and supporting youth entrepreneurship
Our chief collaborations to advance an Opportunity Agenda for Detroit Youth with community members and allies from the philanthropic, business and government sectors:
Our Economy Team
Supports the Foundation’s Literacy & Numeracy, Educational Ecosystem Reset, Present & Ready to Learn, College & Career Pathways, Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren work
Leads the Foundation’s Financial Empowerment and Cody Rouge Project work
Supports the Foundation’s Youth Development work
Supports the Foundation’s Safety, Financial Empowerment, and Youth Employment, and Cody Rouge Project work
Leads the Foundation’s Community & Youth Leadership and College & Career Pathways work
Supports the Foundation’s Youth Employment, Youth Development, Education Ecosystem Reset and My Brother’s Keeper work.