Enrollment now open for city's 'Grow Detroit's Young Talent' program

Posted at 4:44 PM, Mar 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 16:45:11-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, along with community leaders, announced the start of the application period for Grow Detroit's Young Talent (GDYT) 2019, which is the city's summer youth employment program.

Youth can now look for summer employment and organizations they're interested in participating in through March 15. The application can be found here.

The initiative is in its fifth year, and focuses on providing opportunities to youth ages 14-24. In 2018, 8,210 youth were employed at 669 work sites through 233 employers for six weeks, according to a press release.

“Grow Detroit’s Young Talent is all about showing your young people that they matter and that all of these business, civic and philanthropic partners are unified in their efforts to help them develop their talent and get on a career path,” Duggan said. “After five years, providing these opportunities is no longer extraordinary to our youth, it’s an expectation for them, and that’s how it should be.”

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