YouthWorks-Detroit: Give Detroit Challenge Success and Next Steps: Building God's House
November 10, 2016
YouthWorks-Detroit was founded as a youth outreach and service internship program for college students in 1995 by two middle school teachers working in Detroit. At school, they noticed a major deficiency in their students’ lives was a lack of committed relationships. From fathers and family, to random changes in teachers, neighborhoods, and schools, their students experienced consistent abandonment in foundational relationships. YouthWorks-Detroit was created to help redeem this void in the lives of Detroit youth.
YouthWorks-Detroit's mission is equipping youth for fullness of life. For over twenty years, we have built lasting relationships with Detroit youth and families, helped restore homes and communities, and impacted young people to become catalysts for change in our city. We provide Detroit youth with opportunities for committed relationships, academic success, leadership skills, neighborhood transformation, and character development through after-school programming, summer job programs, service-learning trips and projects, and mentoring opportunities.