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Who We Are

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It's in our name. We are a passionate team, inspiring Michigan's youth to find solutions and create their futures.

Our Work

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.

Learn more about the passionate individuals that make up our Youth Solutions team!

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To learn more about our organization and our focused strategy, click to download our strategic plan.

To learn more about our impact in Michigan, view our impact report.

JMG Youth

Our Purpose

Inspiring and connecting youth to achieve a future beyond imagination.

Our Mission

We’re on a mission to equip young people with the skills to overcome barriers and succeed in education, employment, and in life.

Our Vision

We envision a Michigan where every young person is educated, employed, and career-bound.

Kalysta

Going through Youth Solutions' Jobs for Michigan's Graduates (JMG) program gave me the confidence and support I needed to succeed in a male-dominated industry, welding. My life would be a lot different without JMG."

- Kalysta

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Our Values

COLLABORATION

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.

EXCELLENCE

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.

LEADERSHIP

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.

SOLUTION-FOCUSED

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.

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