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


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!

Support Youth~ Our Annual Charity Event

Kingdom Builders  A Developing K.I.D.S. Charity Event We are excited to present our primary, annual fundraising event. You can now purchase your tickets or become a sponsor by clicking here!  

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 […]

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, […]