Youth Energy Squad AmeriCorps Summer Crew Member Application

The Youth Energy Squad (YES) is seeking individuals ages 14-24 for the position of Summer Crew Member to serve our community and the environment, all while earning a stipend! Summer Crew Members will work virtually with EcoWorks and its community partners to investigate and address sustainability and justice issues in Detroit. Because of COVID-19, no in person activities will occur for the 2021 Summer Program. Crew Members will receive a stipend of $1,000.00 through Grow Detroit’s Young Talent. Crew Members will not be enrolled in AmeriCorps for the 2021 summer program. Significant time will be dedicated to leadership development, career and education exploration and mentorship.

Students that have participated on a Green Team during the school year, have served as a Summer Crew Member in previous years, or are recommended by a community partner organizations will be given priority for the Summer Crew Member Position. Students must be at least 14 years old by June 28th AND a Detroit resident to participate.

This application is due May 15th, 2021. If you are filling out a paper application, please take a photo and email it to

You are welcome to contact Program Co-Directors Latia Leonard & Michal Helman, to discuss the program or ask questions. Email us at or call at (248) - 228 - 7208.

This application should take between 15-20 minutes to complete. In order to complete it, you must have the following information:

Parent/Guardian phone number(s)
Names and phone numbers/emails of 2 references (teachers, coaches, mentors, supervisors, etc. who can comment on how you work)
Social Security number (for GDYT application)
Email *
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