GDYT Frequently Asked Questions – Employers
How Can Employers Get Involved?
There are five ways to get involved:
Become an Employer Partner by providing a job at your designated worksite and sponsor a 6-week paid work experience (120 hours) for $2,000 per youth.
Become a Funding Partner and make a financial contribution to the GDYT program to support summer work experiences for Detroit youth.
Be recognized as an Affiliate Partner by directly hiring youth through an existing summer program that you operate.
Serve as a Mentor to a GDYT youth participant.
Volunteer to support key program components (i.e. career fairs, work-readiness training, etc.).
To become involved, please go to the Employers and Supporters page to complete an Interest Form.
Who’s Eligible for a GDYT Summer Job?
How Are Youth Selected?
How Are Youth Matched with Employers?
What youth are eligible for the Career Connections Fairs?
What Is Work Readiness Training?
What Are The Youth Wages and Hours?
Youth will be paid between $10 to $15 per hour. Participants may work up to 120 hours, typically working 20 hours per week for 6 weeks.
GDYT participants that earn stipends instead of wages must meet program benchmarks instead of working a set number of hours. Participants can earn stipends between $1,200 and $2,000 depending on the summer experience and benchmarks achieved.
How Is My Contribution Spent?
How Is Payroll Managed?
GDYT processes payroll for participants. Youth will enter their time with supervisor approval according to a bi-weekly payroll schedule. Youth will be paid bi-weekly according to their selected payroll method (pay card or direct deposit).
How Are Employer Partners Supported Throughout The Summer?
GDYT endeavors to make the Employer Partner’s job easier through several forms of support:
Employer training will be provided in late May/early June. Employers will be invited to attend a session to help them gain a better understanding of program logistics and how to offer a quality experience to youth employees. In person or webinar versions of the training will be offered.
Employer Liaisons will be assigned to assist employers and youth throughout the summer.
Employer Tool Kit
The Employer Tool Kit has been developed as a resource to assist employer partners with refining the unique components necessary for working with youth employees. Tip sheets on topics such as how to recruit staff to work with youth interns, how to design an orientation, and suggested activities for youth interns are included.
Where Do I Send A Check?
Make tax-deductible contributions payable to:
Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation
115 Erskine Street, 2nd Floor
Detroit, MI 48201
Tax ID: 383353746
Or via PayPal at – https://www.descmiworks.com/gdyt/
Contributions to the GDYT program are non-refundable.