Program Providers

Partner Organizations

Thank you for your interest in Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT)! GDYT depends on partner organizations like yours to support our efforts to help young people have meaningful summer work experiences.

To be considered as a partner organization for GDYT, your agency will need to submit an online proposal. We will no longer accept proposals that are not submitted through our online application platform. Full requirements and guidelines for GDYT partner agencies can be reviewed and downloaded here. Review the request for proposal (RFP) in full before beginning the application process.

Please note that this year’s Grow Detroit’s Young Talent gives special attention to job placements combined with pre-work readiness training and ongoing skill building for young people. It also includes regular guidance and support to employers that host young people at their workplaces through GDYT.

All partner agencies accepted to GDYT are expected to demonstrate a high capacity to implement:

  • Twelve (12) hours of approved work readiness/employability training prior to the summer work placement;
  • Quality, age-appropriate work experiences based on the tiered model described in the RFP;
  • Continued job readiness training, including financial education, using an approved curriculum throughout the summer work experience; and
  • Support to employers that need additional guidance on managing young workers.

Summer job placements will begin no earlier than July 6, 2015, and must end by August 28, 2015, unless other arrangements are made through Grow Detroit’s Young Talent.

The timeline for the complete application process is as follows:

Activity Due Date
RFP Release Date Friday, January 9, 2015
Bidders’ Conference Date TBD Week of Jan 26th Time: 10:00am Location: TBD
Letter of Intent to Apply Due Friday, January 16, 2015
Proposal Due Friday, February 27, 2015
Review and Selection Period March 2 – March 27
Final Approval By April 10.
Notification By April 17 By April 17
Contract Start Date Friday, May 1, 2015


If you have reviewed the RFP in full and would like to submit a proposal for your agency, please click here to go to the online application.