Developing K.I.D.S.

Bringing Forth the Leaders of Tomorrow

Our Mission


The mission of Developing K.I.D.S. is to strengthen urban communities by guiding youth in their mental, physical and educational growth; helping to strengthen and empower young adults; and providing opportunities for all to become strong contributors to their community.


Latest Updates


JPMorgan Chase investing $675,000 to help 20 nonprofits led by or serving people of color

Developing K.I.D.S. (Developing Kingdoms In Different Stages-our full name) is elated to be apart of this opportunity to build the capacity of our leaders and the organization’s net assets. https://www.crainsdetroit.com/nonprofit/jpmorgan-chase-investing-675000-help-20-nonprofits-led-or-serving-people-color?fbclid=IwAR2-Gvxuq0oP8_BVIhe1OF7krq3NCWvGi7M3NLbqHz6KddavYiiFU6yhwWE

Kim Johnson visits with Impact 100 Metro Detroit

Our Founder, President & CEO was invited to visit with Impact 100 Metro Detroit. Interviewed by Linda Kleist, Kim shares the journey of Developing K.I.D.S. from it’s creation to present day. She shares how her own family tragedy, shortly after incorporating, played a part in the vision for the work of the organization. See the […]

Kelly Services Engages with Developing K.I.D.S. in Troy, MI

Kelly Services invited our entire summer staff to their world headquarters for a day of professional development workshops and skill-building. Executives and other leaders that included their CEO and CFO engaged with youth to strengthen their interviewing skills, learn about social media branding, public speaking and kick-off potential mentoring relationships.

MSU Fellows Engaging with Developing K.I.D.S.

View this video through the link below on community partners engaged with us this summer! Community Partners Engaging with Developing KIDS in the Summer of 2019!

Developing K.I.D.S. building skills and ‘superpowers’

The Detroit News featured Developing K.I.D.S. on the front page of their paper on August 15, 2017.  “At the high end, the skill-building umbrella covers $350,000 for the Detroit Conservation Corps, the training program from Greening of Detroit that helped inspire McGregor to rethink its mission. Toward the smaller end, it means $85,000 for Developing K.I.D.S., which […]