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


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Comedy For A Cause Fundraiser 3/19/15

A fundraiser back by popular demand… Developing K.I.D.S. provides FREE programming year round that serves more than 200 youth per year and their families.  We hope to have your support for this upcoming fundraiser at Joey’s Comedy Club located in Livonia(.  It is a great pre-weekend night out, girl’s night, couples outing, or after-work affair. […]

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We’re in the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge!

Help us to continue to make a difference. We’re participating in the 5th annual ‘IKEA Life Improvement Co-worker Challenge’ – a program that gives our charity the chance to win a makeover from IKEA Canton. This makeover will help us create a space for Developing K.I.D.S. that is functional, inviting and well-designed — a place […]

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2015 Free After School Program

Learn about Developing K.I.D.S.’ new program offerings for 2014.

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Developing K.I.D.S. Has a New Home

Tour Developing K.I.D.S.’ new facility, meet the staff and youth leaders, and learn more about the work we do!

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Grief, Loss & Trauma Sessions (Youth and Adults)

Light dinner, discussion, & stress relieving activities; hosted by Developing K.I.D.S. on the fourth Monday of every month between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.