DETROIT’S MAYOR: REVIVING A CITY
A piece by Detroit’s mayor, Mike Duggan, was published in CNN Money, detailing a plan to help the struggling city get back on its feet. Chief among the points he made was the fact that Detroit’s young people of color needed to succeed. Detroit is 83% African American. Without success from that demographic, Detroit will be fighting an uphill battle. In keeping with that philosophy, the Detroit government has implemented a youth employment program called Grow Detroit’s Young Talent. Through that program, the city was able to employ over 5,000 youths ages 14-24.