A Program Provider is a school, community based, faith based or youth-serving organization with significant capacity and demonstrable youth-development experience that provides services to operate GDYT summer employment programs during a contract period with Connect Detroit.
Interested organizations will complete and submit a proposal to Connect Detroit through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process which takes place in February. You can receive the RFP by submitting an email request to GDYT@connectdetroit.org
Yes. Program Providers selected by Connect Detroit for GDYT are able to select the youth they would like to work with for the summer.
Youth will complete a web-based, on-line application found at www.gdyt.org.
Selected providers will be allocated a number of youth slots to fill with eligible youth and contracted to provide these youth with training and high quality work experiences. Youth slot allocations to Program Providers by Connect Detroit are based on available funding and typically range between 5 and 50 slots.
No. All participating youth will be paid by Connect Detroit through the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program. Program Providers will be responsible for inputting youth hours into the online payroll system and submitting each youth’s timesheets to Connect Detroit.
Youth must not exceed 120 hours per program year. Youth typically work for 20 hours per week for six weeks, but are allowed to work no more than 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day.
Yes. Work experiences can take place within the Program Provider’s organization or at worksite placements outside the agency. A premium will be placed on organizations that match youth with experiences tied to their interests and develop work based learning experiences.
No. Connect Detroit will not provide funding to selected providers. The GDYT program supports the youth wages only. Selected Program Providers will be responsible for covering any administrative and operational costs associated with their programs.
A GDYT Lead Agency is a high-performing, youth-serving organization that provides quality training and work experiences for 100 - 250 youth participants and work closely with Connect Detroit to ensure an overall successful program
At this time, Connect Detroit has reached its capacity for Lead Agencies. The RFP process for Lead Agencies is closed.