Youth Enrichment

Mission Statement: The Detroit PAL department of Youth Enrichment provides supplemental services for youth and their families in order to help influence student-athletes to be school and life ready. We focus on literacy enrichment, leadership development, academic enrichment and college readiness, mentoring, workforce development, partnerships and collaboration.


Youth Empowerment Workshops | Youth of the Year | Youth Voice Council | Team Up | Workforce Development


The Youth Empowerment workshops are a series of informative presentations designed to empower our youth with both resources and messaging. Each year, we host a number of workshops through out the year, each with a different focus and empowering message to motivate our youth.

All workshops are for boys and girls ages 13-18 years old. Some workshops will be age or genfer specific.

2017 Workshop #1 – April is Finanicial Literacy Month

Money Smart Brought to you by Comerica Bank


This free workshop focuses on financial planning, budgeting, spending, saving and more! During this financial literacy month, our youth will be empowered to think smart when it comes to money! Registration is open. Click HERE.

When: April 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Detroit PAL

111 W. Willis

Detroit, MI 48201

Contact: For more information call Dana Cooper at 313-833-1600 Ext. 204 or email




Each year, Detroit PAL selects a deserving youth to be the ambassador for the 13,000 youth that we serve annually!

Caidon Hailburton was named 2017 Youth of the Year during our 8th Annual MVP Awards Dinner in March. Read more about him and his participation with Detroit PAL here.


Mission and Purpose: The Detroit PAL Youth Advisory Council will represent the 13,000 kids we serve annually. Participants will use their voice and experience to learn, advise, encourage and engage current and future PAL kids and families. A group of former and current Detroit PAL participants ages 13 to 18 will come together to make a positive impact in their community.

More information will be added as the council develops.


The Team Up Program is a collaborative effort between Detroit PAL and the Detroit Police Department. For the Team Up Program, Detroit police officers are trained and matched with our sport teams, during their season, to serve as mentors for our young athletes. Read more about the Team Up Program here.

More information coming soon.


In the Fall of 2017, Detroit PAL will launch a Sport and Entertainment Carer Development program for interested candidates ages 16-30.  Prospective employees must be current or previous PAL participants that are able to part time year round. The focus of our workforce development program is to train young adults in the industry of sport and entertainment, and develop their skills in order to progress to the next level of their career development.

More information coming soon.