Children, Youth and Families
Youth United
Youth United effectively transitions youth from hardship to leadership. This youth-led program promotes youth voice, youth participation and youth partnership by using positive youth development values and philosophy. Leadership training, life-skills training and youth-led activities are provided to build initiative and involve youth in community and policy change.

  • C.H.Y.L (Creating Healthy Youth Leaders) Zone is a youth-led drop-in group that allows youth to interact in a positive supportive environment
  • BARJ (Balanced and Restorative Justice) is a youth-led group that teaches adjudicated youth the principles of restorative justice and facilitates the implementation of a community project
  • Leadership Training provides regularly scheduled activities to teach the basics of leadership and allow youth to use the skills in practice settings
  • Many of our youth leaders participate in Youth Voice, a grassroots organizing effort designed to give youth a greater say in public policy and issues that directly affect them.

We offer a summer program, free transportation, and many other services. Youth United operates out of our CYF offices at 5716 Michigan Avenue, Detroit 48210.. The number is 313.963.2266. For more information about the program, please call or email us.




  • 100% satisfaction rating from youth in the program
  • More than 80% successfully complete the program
  • More than 80% of peer educators stay with program

We are committed to creating an environment and opportunities where young people can change their lives away from behaviors that are harmful to their welfare and future, and toward more hopeful prospects that also involve giving back and helping others. Youth not only learn self-responsibility and discipline, but form close relationships with staff and other youth in the program. The camaraderie, because of common struggles and goals, becomes an additional healthy support system. Youth are encouraged to plan community events and recreational activities in which their talents and enthusiasm can be expressed.

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