Every Dollar Helps The Youth Connection

The Youth Connection (TYC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, works to connect our youth to a brighter future. Your tax-deductible donation will help us fulfill our mission to increase participation in after-school programs and provide year-round opportunities for youth to explore careers and develop job skills. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (313) 826-7099 or visit our website at www.theyouthconnection.org.


$7,000 - Covers the cost of one student for one year in The Youth Connection Career Academies (TYCCA) and a six week paid internship.  During the internship each student will receive First Aid, CPR and Teen CERT (Certified Emergency Response Team) certification.

$2,500 - Provides for a 12 week life skills and substance abuse prevention training program for  20 youth.

$1,000 - Pays for one student’s participation in our six week paid internship with our corporate and non-profit partners allowing them to explore a career of their choice.

$500.00 -  Helps support our annual Back-to-School Fair providing 5,000 parents and youth access to after-school programs.

$250.00 - Contributes to the cost of upgrading and improving technology and equipment for the TYCCA computer lab that allows youth to explore career options, develop resumes and engage in online learning.

$150.00 - Provides healthy snacks for youth participating in TYC after-school programs.

$75.00 - Supports advocacy efforts to leverage federal funding to feed kids nutritious meals after-school and during the summer.

$35.00 - Strengthens community outreach to youth for TYC programs.

$15.00 - Pays for Botvin Life Skills training materials for one student in the substance abuse prevention program.

$10.00 - Provides a pedometer for youth participating in TYC Fit ‘n’ Fun Family Clubs to help fight childhood obesity.

$5.00 - Purchases program supplies for TYC.




This web site and the information it contains is provided as a public service by The Youth Connection. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable features and for other like purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution. (Read more...)