Serving youth in Detroit, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Southfield and Washington Township, MDYC’s approach is to help our members learn, grow, lead, and succeed.
Metro Detroit Youth Clubs' locations
mission dedicated, youth-centered
Mission guides our approach. Mission sets us apart from others.
60 Years Of Service
Founded in 1958, we are committed to our next 60 years.
Open Year Round
Open daily after school and all day during the summer months.
We strive to make the Club accessible for everybody.
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.
Building on our mission, our core values shape our organization and guide our staff in how we build the Club experience. Scroll down to read more about our core values.
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.