Grow Detroit's Young Talent (GDYT)
The Youth Policy Lab has partnered with the Mayor’s Office, Connect Detroit, Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), and other key stakeholders to evaluate the impact of the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent summer youth employment program on a variety of academic and non-academic outcomes. In the first year of our partnership, the Lab found that participants were more likely to remain enrolled in school, take the SAT, and graduate high school. Moving forward, the Lab will investigate additional questions to inform program design and support continuous improvement efforts. This work includes a survey with the Junior Police Cadets component of the program and studying workforce outcomes associated with participation in GDYT.