Grow Detroit's Young Talent - at Cyberoptix June 7, 2015 22:39

We'll be helping to Grow Detroit's Young Talent - right in our own studio!

With the help of Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit’s philanthropic and corporate leaders, Cyberoptix is proud to partner with Grow Detroit’s Young Talent to provide paid summer work experience right in our Detroit studio! We can't wait to start interviewing candidates in the coming weeks and look forward to finding youth in the community who are truly passionate about learning more about art, fashion, independent retail, web development or social media. We'll be posting much more as this experience progresses - you can follow along at our Community Outreach page.

Grow Detroit's Young Talent is a six week summer youth employment program that combines work readiness training with on-the-job experience designed to prepare Detroiters, ages 14 to 24, for Detroit’s workforce. The program was created in 2009 by the Detroit Youth Employment Consortium, a public-private partnership developed by The Skillman Foundation. Each year since, the program has raised funding to provide an increasing number of paid work experiences for Detroit youth.

In 2014, the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program raised $2.7 million from community donors and grant makers to provide paid work experiences to 1,897 youth. Through expanded coordination with the Detroit Mayor’s Office, the program intends to train and employ 5,000 Detroit youth in 2015!  We're thrilled to be able to be part of that 5,000 youth and young adults making a difference in their community.