Welcome to SER Metro-Detroit's latest newsletter; inside you'll find amazing highlights of our participants, upcoming opportunities, events and training programs.
SER Metro-Detroit is Proud to Announce Our New Partnership with Detroit Public Schools
In partnership with Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), SER YouthBuild Learning Academy (SYLA) East & Southwest provide learners with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and self-discipline necessary to become successful citizens in a global society.

SYLA is an alternative high school for youth ages 16-21 years old tailored to the academic needs of each student and open to residents of any city. Its model combines classroom instruction by a certified teacher and enables students to learn a trade while in school. Students complete assignments using credit recovery software from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Monday-Friday. Detroit Public School Diplomas are granted once a student completes their 19 required credits and Graduates participate in DPSCD’s formal Graduation Ceremony in June.

Free High School Diploma – Any city
Youth Participant Highlights
Congratulations to our graduating Class of 2021!
SER Metro-Detroit Youth Services had an amazing opportunity with AmeriCorps for 6 lucky young adults this summer to spend 8 weeks learning about careers outdoors or with our national parks. Participants also received a stipend, leadership skills, and had all expenses paid.

Victor was born and raised in Detroit, MI, and grew up very shy and quiet, until about a year ago when he truly opened up. Victor was enrolled in our YouthBuild and AmeriCorps programs which helped him grow as a person and helped him become more talkative and to speak more clearly and effectively. Victor also gained leadership skills and earned scholarships for volunteering and activity hours.
Victor overcame a few challenges while enrolled at SER Metro-Detroit. For months, he had transportation issues, but Ms. Ranada Reid, SER Metro-Detroit's Lead Career Coach, was able to provide supportive services to Victor so that he could attend on a regular basis. Ms. Vanesa Fowler, his Youth Career Coach, also provided assistance in registering Victor for driver’s education and he now possesses a valid Michigan driver’s license. Providing Victor with the help to get his driver’s license has positively influenced him. Over the course of our program, Victor had to retake several of his GED tests in order to pass. In the end, this program helped him to be a better test taker and has helped him form better study habits.  
In the future, Victor hopes to secure employment and may work for a cement company. He would also like to attend college and is interested in computers. During his time in the program, Victor learned that he should never give up because even if you fail, you can use that to grow.
SER Metro-Detroit Outdoor Job Fair Coming Soon!
The outdoor job fair is coming up on Sep. 23, 2021, at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) - 2826 Bagley, Detroit, MI 48216, from
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., featuring jobs in transportation, construction, customer service, among others.
SER Construction Talent Hub - Skilled Trade Readiness Programs
Begin your training journey by registering for free training for adult participants who qualify. Currently enrolling for programs in construction & skilled trades, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and transportation.

To start your registration process, please contact us at (313) 945-5200, Ext. 4000, or visit one of our locations (NWAC) & (Michigan)
Employment Equity Learning and Action Collaborative
Financial Workshop Series
SER YouthBuild Learning Academy
Get started on your GED! There is no wrong door at SER Metro-Detroit if you're interested in getting prepared for the construction industry.
Back-To-School Supply Drive - LIVE NOW!
Youth Programs Overview
SER Metro-Detroit Youth Career Centers specializes in assisting disconnected & out of school young adults facing barriers to achieve their education & career goals - FREE.

  • Year Round Youth. Youth Career Coaching, Work-based learning job placement, onsite or off-site paid training, incentives & career development. Both locations east & southwest, ages 16-24.

  • SER YouthBuild Learning Academy. High School Diploma Completion for any city ages 16-21, both locations east and southwest. At the southwest location, you can dual-enroll in onsite Construction or IT Training. Call or sign up to get your slot secured. Proud to be partnered with Detroit Public Schools.

  • YouthBuild. GED prep & completion with the option of dual enrolling in IT or Construction vocations. Southwest location, ages 18-24.

  • AmeriCorps. Still Getting Things Done For America. Ages 18-24 at the southwest location, gain leadership development skills & experience through service learning, volunteering, and community impact. Earn scholarships for trade school through logged hours.

Point any interested young adults toward our interest form: sermetro.org/youth-registration

You can also walk in, call 313-945-5200 option 2, or email us: youth@sermetro.org
SER Metro-Detroit
Youth Workforce Center | 5200 Stecker St
(Off Michigan Ave Near Wyoming, Fenced Parking Lot)
Amigos de SER
Save the Date for SER's Annual Amigos de SER Business Recognition​ & Virtual Awards Ceremony on Oct. 20, 2021 at 11 a.m.

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