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Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Raises Minimum Wage to $15/hr. with 150 Jobs to Fill, Increase Part of Commitment to Addressing Economic Mobility

  • BGCSM will host an adult and youth job fair on June 2nd and will hold social distanced, in-person interviews
  • Job creation speaks to BGCSM’s ecosystem that ensures the organization serves as an economic mobility hub for community
  • Opportunities include Club staff roles and youth apprenticeships with Apple, PPG, Detroit is the New Black and more
  • Youth ages 14-18 to be paid $10/hr. to learn skill in STEAM


DETROIT – May 25, 2021 Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) is raising their minimum wage to $15/hr., while keeping safety, youth and staff top priority. BGCSM is looking to add over 150 jobs in metro-Detroit this summer. The organization has put a focus on raising funds to ensure adequate resources and personnel are accessible to serve the youth in southeastern Michigan, additionally hiring push expands on the BGCSM ecosystem which continues to grow and scale to improve the experience and quality for youth and create economic mobility for members of the community. Pre-registration recommended at www.bgcsm.org.

The organization is looking for youth interested in being paid to work with Apple and PPG while learning about careers in STEAM, as well as youth interested in Fashion, Design, Data Science and Risk Management. Additionally, adults are needed to fill roles as program staff, front desk, academic specialist, coaching and more. Paid internship opportunities in marketing and human resources are also available. Job opportunities for both BGCSM and Ponyride are available to youth and adults 14 and up.

“As the state continues to reopen, and community members look to rejoin the workforce, our vision is to create opportunities beyond just having a job, but opportunity for growth and economic mobility,” said Shawn H. Wilson, president and CEO of BGCSM. “BGCSM is an impactful place to work with great benefits, access to entrepreneurial resources, and clear career path to support the needs of our BGCSM family and community members.”

BGCSM is offering a starting wage between $10 for youth and $15 minimum wage for high school graduates, with access to the entire BGCSM ecosystem. If interested in registering for the Job Fair, visit the BGCSM website at https://bgcsm.org/event/job-fair/.

BGCSM continues to be a safe space for youth amid the current pandemic. Strict safety measures are actively enforced during all Club events, programs, sports games and practices.


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan  

Founded in 1926, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) has over 94 years of experience serving youth ages 6-18 by providing a safe, fun place that inspires, while offering high quality programs that provide real-world learning from caring adult mentors. Serving nearly 15,000 youth annually within eight Clubs throughout southeastern Michigan, BGCSM works every day to provide a world-class experience, empowering youth to become change agents through economic mobility and positioned to be career, start-up, and homeowner ready. To learn more about BGCSM visit www.bgcsm.org and follow us on social media on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!




Media contact: Antonice Strickland, Antonice.strickland@bgcsm.org, (734) 812-4423