Serving Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, & Saginaw Counties


Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!
Summer YOUNG Professionals Program

We are offering a new opportunity for our region’s 16-24 year-olds to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills and engage in structured learning experiences so they are better prepared for careers of the future.

During this 6-10 week program, participants receive personalized career coaching designed for young talent:

  • Developing a professional resume
  • Learning fundamental job skills
  • Connecting to paid work experience (20-25 hrs. a week)
  • Engaging in professional development: college tours, employer visits, soft skill development (4 hrs. a week)


  • 16-24 years of age
  • Can be in or out of school
  • Permanently reside in either Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland or Saginaw County
  • Household meets the ALICE threshold or young professional faces challenges based on homelessness, pregnancy/parenting, emancipation from parents

At Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, we celebrate the untapped potential of young talent in our communities! We want to help create new “employees of the month” through personalized services, preparation for education and training beyond high school or GED completion, outstanding resources to build skills and work experience, scholarships, mentors, and loads of support to overcome life barriers.

If you are someone (or know someone) who could benefit from this summer’s Young Professionals program, please contact us

Or text your questions to (989) 218-9080.