Programs Overview

Our programs address three areas of need: • Youth development • Entrepreneurship • Community service & collaboration

We incorporate ideas from more established youth organizations, as well as design our own to meet the specific needs of Detroit youth. We address poverty and inequality and open doors of opportunity to all youth. And we serve younger children through our youth-led arts and crafts and coloring pages.

Though we are a 501c3 nonprofit, we are agile, creative, entrepreneurial and generous This means our programs shift and grow regularly. Currently, they consist of Learn & Earnsummer jobsPaint Detroit with Generosity, Art in Windows and our newest: Mint creative services.

Learn more about our programs.

Learn & Earn Program

Artists learn how to price, promote, and sell their art. Learn more.

Summer Creative Jobs

Artists put their creative and entrepreneurial skills into action through paid work opportunities. Learn more.

Paint Detroit with Generosity

Artists partner with local organizations to design and enhance community spaces. Learn more.

Mint Art in Windows

Mint Artists Guild is proud to showcase youth art in the windows of Black- and women-owned businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and other nearby places. This initiative started in 2020 during the pandemic, and encourages people to explore neighborhoods, support local businesses and see art in new places. It continues with a spring 2023 along Livernois.   Learn More

If you have a creative idea or project, contact us and we’ll develop something that taps our teen’s talents and meets your needs or vision.