Learn About MDYC

60 years of changing lives for youth in Metro Detroit!

local & youth-focused

What is our mission?

The mission of the Club is to empower youth to reach their full potential through safe, accessible, and inclusive experiences that open doors to a bright future, enabling every Club member to graduate from high school with a plan for college or career, contribute to their community and live a healthy life.

Building on 60 years of serving Metro Detroit youth, we are guided by our mission-focused, evidence-based programs focusing on: literacy, mental health services, mentoring, workforce development, and play opportunities in health and fitness.

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Hear From Our Youth

testimonials from Club alumni

We believe in tomorrow!

Because our kids are our future!

Your support today opens doors to a brighter future for our kids. Thank you!

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How do we build outcomes?

Meet the MDYC
2020 Research Agenda

Metro Detroit Youth Clubs provide quality programs serving youth that need us most. Our promise as an organization is to provide a safe and accessible space where transformation can occur. Realizing our mission requires a thoughtful approach on how to maximize impact, which is best supported through evidence-based programming, research, and mission-focused operations. By analyzing the meaningful data tied to our youth, we can more effectively support the Club, strategic vision, and continue to cement the mission of the organization in the communities we serve.

Where the organization goes tomorrow will continue to focus on where it is needed most, and which programs are offered will address the gaps offered in today’s youth programming. As an organization focusing on only serving youth, our charge is to open doors and provide opportunities for all of our Club members. This research agenda describes our overall approach to research and examines ways the organization can utilize empirical data to better fulfill its mission.

MDYC's Stories of Impact

Future leaders. Future stars. Our Members.