Development School for Youth

DSY is back this spring!
In the Development School for Youth (DSY), young people ages 16 to 21 learn to perform as professionals, and they partner with business leaders across the country who conduct development workshops and provide paid summer internships at their companies. Our newly designed 6-week DSY program will be offered virtually to hundreds of young people in inner-city communities across the country. For the first time, we will open the program up beyond our six cities — young people nationwide can join this free program.

Join our virtual internship campaign!
Following our spring DSY semester, we will develop a virtual 6-week Internship Program, providing corporate training opportunities for new and graduated students of the DSY, who will put their skills into practice in a virtual corporate setting.

For 23 years, over 5,000 graduates of our Development School for Youth (DSY) business and leadership training program have participated in life-changing paid summer internships hosted by over 450 partner companies. When COVID-19 struck last year, many corporate partners helped pilot new virtual internships, to ensure our young people still had these critical opportunities. Building on the success of last year’s pilot, the All Stars is launching a national virtual internship campaign and we are asking all our corporate leaders and champions (no matter where your business is located) to support our youth this summer.

Visit our DSY Virtual Internships page to learn more about how you can get involved!

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