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Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (14 – 24)

GDYT LogoGrow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) is a citywide summer jobs program that employs young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 for six weeks in July and August. Youth participants must be permanent residents of the City of Detroit and be eligible to work in the United States.

2015 was the first year of GDYT. A total of 5,600 youth worked for six weeks in a wide range of career fields, building relationships, developing an understanding of career opportunities and getting vital experience that could be included on their resumes.

In 2016 Detroit Employment Solutions was the lead agency for GDYT and worked with the Mayor’s Office, City Connect Detroit and the Detroit philanthropic and business community to make over 8,000 career opportunities available to Detroit youth.

DESC is once again the lead agency in 2017 so if you are interested in finding out more about GDYT, or in participating in the 2017 program, please visit

If you would like to make a donation to support GDYT then please click here to access our donations page.

We wish all youth a happy, interesting and fulfilling summer work experience.