Who We Are
It's in our name. We are a passionate team, inspiring Michigan's youth to find solutions and create their futures.
Youth Solutions is a nonprofit organization committed to closing the gap between education and workforce development by providing Michigan’s young people with equitable access to education and employment pathways through two service delivery avenues: Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) and Youth Solutions (YS) Select.
Youth Solutions was established as a 501(c)3 organization in 2017 but has been serving in this capacity, operating programs that focus on youth ages 11-24, since 2008.
Inspiring and connecting youth to achieve a future beyond imagination.
We’re on a mission to equip young people with the skills to overcome barriers and succeed in education, employment, and in life.
We envision a Michigan where every young person is educated, employed, and career-bound.
Our unique partnership model is the hallmark of our continued success. We’ve never worked alone, and we never will. As an organization, we deliver wider-reaching and more sustainable impact when we work together. That’s why we value collaboration, not competition. In the classroom, we’re a family – we build each other up and have each others’ backs.
From achieving excellent outcomes on behalf of young people to delivering excellent customer service to our partners, we focus on excellence in all that we do. Good is never good enough when young people’s lives are on the line. Striving for more is ingrained into our programs. We don’t stop until our young people are successful.
Michigan’s education and workforce systems need strong leaders to drive transformational change. That’s why we continually invest in the growth of our people with the goal to inspire others to meaningful outcomes. Moreover, we’re always developing the next generation of youth to lead Michigan’s economy into the future.
We’re always searching for new opportunities that will lead to more young people graduating, gaining employment, and beginning down the path towards a career. When someone says it isn’t possible, we pride ourselves on being the team that figures it out. Our solutions help young people choose opportunities over obstacles, empowering them to embark on a path to self-sustainability.