We are happy to share that our President & CEO, Kim Johnson is one of nine of McGregor Fund’s 2023 Eugene A. Miller Fellows! “It is a sabbatical program that proudly supports grant partners’ CEOs and Executive Directors to take extended time away from their organizations to recharge, immerse in enriching experiences, build skills and knowledge, and broaden their vision.” Kate Levin Markel
Come See Our New Home!
Join us for our Sneak Peak BBQ! You will have the opportunity to come on site to our newly purchased home. Though it is still under renovation, you will have a chance to see the drawings of what the finished product will look like. We'll have music, activities, opportunities for you to contribute your thoughts and contribute toward the cause. The grand reveal happens at 1pm. You can help turn this vision into a reality!
We have some breaking news - Developing K.I.D.S. has a future permanent home! Developing K.I.D.S. first launched in 2007 with $750 and a dream. Fifteen years later, we are ecstatic about transforming a vacant 23,000-square-foot building in northwest Detroit into an oasis serving 1,000 youth annually! To make this dream a reality, we are officially launching The Village Campaign. Thank you to Crain's Detroit Business for sharing the news. Check out the article, click here. If you would like to be a supporter of The Village Campaign, please select “Support Us” up above, and make...
2022 Summer Program – Registration Closed!
Thank you for your interest! Unfortunately, we have reached capacity for our 2022 Summer Program! If you were unable to get your child(ren) in this summer for camp, please be on the look out for our Fall Registration and Resource Fair that takes place in September. We have wonderful things going on for our participants year-round. Staying involved throughout the year is the best way to secure summer camp spots for next year! Please leave your info below to receive Fall program reminders!
Developing K.I.D.S. in Las Vegas
Our CEO and Deputy Director will lead a discussion at the National Afterschool Alliance conference in Las Vegas Nevada in March. Their session is titled, "Planning for a Colorful Reflection of Your Programs and Operations". The session will focus on equity and inclusion. We are excited to celebrate their leadership on this national platform! Stay tuned for pictures in the months to come!
Developing K.I.D.S. Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs
We were shocked to find out how many teens and young adults in our programs started their own businesses in the midst of the pandemic. Not only had they started these businesses, but they were thriving! WXYZ's News Anchor, Glenda Lewis, came out to visit us. It aired in August and we are delighted to share it with you! The segment also highlights our summer work with Kindergarten through eighth grade youth. Check this out! https://youtu.be/dUkUxgpgVuc