About Us

GLCYD provides youth-serving and nonprofit organizations with expertise, training and learning opportunities so that all youth can thrive in healthy communities across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Our focus on positive youth development leads us to serve all regional nonprofits. A strong nonprofit community is essential to creating a healthy environment for youth. Nonprofit organizations play a key role in our region—serving children and families and making this a great place to live.


GLCYD supports these organizations by providing skill building workshops, tailored consulting and training, and spreading the word on new ideas, technology and other resources.

Get Involved

By joining Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, your organization becomes a part of a strong team of organizations and communities across the U.P. who care about youth and families. The GLCYD membership program provides members access to discounts and scholarships for services by offering greater access to assistance and training. By becoming a member, we can serve you better and help you improve your organization's programs and effectiveness.