Helping Detroit teens get summer jobs could change their lives forever, and benefit whole communities.
That was Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s pitch for his new “TeenWork Initiative” at the Mackinac Island Policy Conference.
Duggan said too many Detroit teens feel like they’ve been “discarded” by society and the economy.
But he thinks that could change if they heard a different message.
“How powerful would it be if hundreds of companies came together and said, ‘We believe in you; we believe in your potential?” Duggan said.