Summer Job Opportunities from the Detroit Youth Development Commission

The Youth Development Commission, a Detroit based Non-Profit organization which provides various services to Detroit children, youth and their families has summer job opportunities available. Eligible candidates are low income youth ages 14-21, residing in the city of Detroit, and having at least one of the following predetermined barriers to employment: Deficient in basic literacy skills; a school dropout; a homeless, runaway or foster child; pregnant or a parent; an offender; a youth with a disability.

What types of jobs are available?

A wide range of summer job opportunities are available. Currently, there are over 200 businesses participating in the program, including but not limited to, the City of Detroit Recreational Department, Michigan Department of Human Services, UAW-Ford, Wayne State University, CVS, McDonalds, Detroit Fire Cadets, Walgreens and Compuware.

Besides valuable work experience, some past employers have been so impressed by the work ethic of some of the participants that they have extended permanent employment offers. During the summer program, youth are paid $7.50 per hour and can work 20-25 hours per week during their tenure. Those interested in applying for employment can obtain further information by calling 313-963-8916 or visiting the Youth Development Commission on the web at

About the Youth Development Commission

The Youth Development Commission, a Detroit based Non-Profit organization, enhances the lives of the children by providing quality programs and services, strengthening the skills of those who they serve. They provide programs and services for youth that guide youth, ages 8-21, toward College and Career readiness.

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