Jack Salter

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Jack Salter – a great man, a compassionate leader, a dedicated servant and the founding director of our organization, Metro Detroit Youth Clubs, originally the Boys Club of Royal Oak. Jack was surrounded by family this morning as he made his transition.

Arrangements are still being made but they include visitation on Sunday, June 20th at Sullivan & Son Funeral Home in Royal Oak.  Mass at the Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church on Monday at 10 AM followed by a gathering at the Jack & Patti Salter Club in Royal Oak located at 1545 East Lincoln in Royal Oak.

Please keep Jack’s wife Patti, his children and extended family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

General Information

Metro Detroit Youth Clubs depends on contributions from our community to provide after school activities and facilities for more than 2,200 youth. We are a registered 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Our Federal Tax ID number is 38-157-9180.

The MDYC 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.

Serving Metro Detroit

Metro Detroit Youth Clubs serve 5 locations in Metro Detroit. 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.

Your Impact

The Club provides programs and services for an Annual Membership Fee of $50. Our actual cost is nearly $500 per Club member. Your investment enables the youth to have a safe place to turn to as they begin to navigate their future. Thank you for your support of the Club and our incredible youth.

We are guided by MDYC’s Core Values. Our values inspire us to Innovate Through Mission.

At Metro Detroit Youth Clubs, our North Star is our youth. We provide quality programs serving the youth that need us most. Our promise as an organization is to provide a safe and accessible space where transformation can occur. Building on mission, our Core Values highlight 9 core areas of focus that differentiate and define what we do.

Serving youth in Detroit, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Southfield and Washington Township, MDYC’s approach is to help our members learn, grow, lead, and succeed.