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


2016-2017 Afterschool Program

Featuring youth development activities for all ages and grade levels: Peer Relationships & Social Skills Self-esteem, Character & Image Arts & Education STEM Activities Healthy Living & Goal Setting Fun, recreational activities Crafts Speakers Field Tripps Schedule Developing K.I.D.S. Headquarters 22519 Plymouth Rd. Detroit, MI 48239 Monthly Tween & Teen Nights —current program participants are […]

Grief, Loss & Trauma (Youth & Adults)

Developing K.I.D.S. is hosting a series of community grief, loss & trauma sessions, taking place on the fourth Tuesday of each month between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Light dinner, discussion, & stress relieving activities are included. Grief, Loss & Trauma sessions also include: Pampering Stations Memorial Activities Separate discussions for age groups For more details, […]

Developing K.I.D.S.’ 10th Anniversary Youth Performance

Click below for a video of our youth performing at our 10th Anniversary Dinner & Gala. These youth only practiced once together in preparation for the performance.  They practiced dancing by Skype, learned music through YouTube, and communicated by phone to pull this together.  The performance was a month after starting back with the after […]

We were in BLAC Magazine!

Our President and Developing K.I.D.S. was featured in the June issue of BLAC Magazine.  See the link for the article below.. Kimberly Newberry, President & CEO of Developing K.I.D.S.  

Youth Testimonials

Hear from our youth on their answers when asked, “Why do you love Developing K.I.D.S.?”