Our Promise & Mission


Our Promise & Mission Our Promise & Mission
OUR PROMISE: We provide a safe, fun and accessible space for youth in Metro Detroit, focusing on opportunities and mission-focused programming that changes lives.

OUR MISSION: Metro Detroit Youth Clubs 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. 


We are guided by our vision of empowering every Club member, through safe and impactful experiences, to graduate from high school with a plan for college or career, contribute to their community and live a healthy life.

By building on the pillars of Trust, Environment, Academic and Career, Character and Leadership and Health and Wellness (TEACH), we have long- term impact on our members. We strive to increase our impact on our “highly-engaged” Club members – those who attend the Clubs three times per week or more - through targeted, outcome-driven programs and services. Past evaluation has proven that Club programming is most impactful for those who attend and participate regularly, helping them succeed academically, make healthy choices and lead and serve in their communities.

We emphasize 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking, which are essential to our Club members’ ability to succeed in their education and career. Strategic business partnerships, powerful coaching and mentoring experiences broaden our Club members’ view and understanding of the world.

For 60 years, we have built and cultivated partnerships with other institutions in the communities we serve – schools, neighborhood coalitions, businesses, volunteer groups, community centers, police and fire departments and other organizations - to align our efforts around common goals that serve our youth.