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Middle School Youth Volunteer Opportunities
Youth ages 14 to 18 are targeted for this program. It focuses on service and service learning activities to engage
high school students in service projects during after school. The expected learning outcome is for youth to have
an impact on their own communities.
Clark Park Coalition
Clark Park in Southwest Detroit provides year round programming for more than 1,200 youth.
It operates the only regulation-sized outdoor ice hockey rink in Metro Detroit. Free lunch is
provided daily to more than 100 youth throughout the summer.
Inner City Youth Group (ICYG)
ICYG is for ages 6 to 17. Program activities include:
Health and wellness
Financial literacy and money management
Community service projects
Feeding the homeless
as well as developing and painting a mural.
Summer in the City
Students will play, read, write, and create art projects. Campers must be in grades kindergarten through 5th.
Middle school students may participate as volunteers. Summer in the City strives to improve and expand community service
by bringing a diverse group of young people together to invest their energy in Detroit.
Teen HYPE Youth Development Program
Teen HYPE is a year round program (September-August) that helps young people build life skills. The summer session will
focus on soft skills and leadership development though paid summer internships and community service. Youth may apply
beginning in May 2015 for membership beginning September 2015.
Youth Power Movement (YPM)
YPM has a youth-driven process where young people come together to discuss issues, and understand the issue through research and meetings. YPM allows youth to develop solutions and campaigns as one community, then implement their ideas with the support of adult volunteers. The plan becomes a reality through partnerships with community organizations.