Join the GOAL Detroit Family


Founded in 2018

What makes a good GOAL Detroit Partner?

Our partners are experienced and dedicated to bettering the lives of young students. Together they work as a coordinated community serving K–8 students in Northwest Detroit in the GOAL Detroit afterschool program. ​

  • Design and lead enrichment classes in your area of expertise for class(es) of 30 students
  •  Have access to GOAL Line professional development offerings and on-site coaching
  •  Receive support from CEC and other partner staff for student behavior management in and out of the classroom

2021-2022 Application

Join us in serving Detroit youth through engaging, high-quality experiences.

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Partner Requirements

All partner applicants must currently provide youth programming in the City of Detroit, have the capacity to track program performance metrics, agree to participate in professional development and evaluation, and adhere to background checks and other requirements of the State of Michigan Childcare Licensing process.

Engage in Professional Development

GOAL Line partners with the Youth Development Resource Center (YDRC) to ensure high-quality programming. All partners are expected to engage in continuous quality improvement work to maximize program effectiveness. This will involve periodic observations and coaching for program quality, as well as professional development sessions.

Evaluation & Reporting

GOAL Line is committed to using data as a means to promote program quality and success. As a partner, you will participate in weekly report-outs (i.e. attendance, lesson plans, weekly objectives, etc.). Furthermore, GOAL Line will be participating in year-long evaluation work (including use of the Youth Program Quality Assessment and student surveys focused on social emotional learning skills). Participation in evaluation work is mandatory.

Program Transparency & Reporting

In an effort to build a cohesive community, partners are expected to provide reliable and professional staff with appropriate training to engage K-8 youth. Staff members representing each partner should remain fairly consistent throughout the school-year; changes in program staff will need to be discussed with CEC staf