Our Program Year Photo Journey!

Take a look at what we're up to...
The Annual Debutante Ball

A night of class and elegance, performing arts, awards and certificates, smiles, tears, laughter and emergence as refined Queens!

Beauty Personified

Beauty Personified

Hannah and her Daddy

Hannah and her Daddy

Neaveha escorted by her big brother

Neaveha escorted by her big brother

Posing with Ms. Nikki

Posing with Ms. Nikki

Our lovely Debutantes

Our lovely Debutantes

Sing, Malaya!

Sing, Malaya!

Dynamic Speaker, Marcia J. Phillips

Dynamic Speaker, Marcia J. Phillips

CEO of Perfectly Scarred, Inc.

Our Honorees

Our Honorees

Micah looking gorgeous!

Micah looking gorgeous!

CEO, Nikkia

CEO, Nikkia

Awards for Anyla

Awards for Anyla

Awards for Allyah

Awards for Allyah

Ebony and Uncle Kossie

Ebony and Uncle Kossie

The Dream Team

The Dream Team

The 2015-2016 Mentor Team

The Inaugural Debutante Ball - May 17, 2015

Our first one will always be special to us.

Beauties!

Our Wonderful 2014-2015 Mentors

Preparing for the Grande Entrance Dance

Marcina reciting Phenomenal Woman

Dominique is a Phenomenal Woman

Poised and Beautiful

Little Miss Mackenzie

Some of Our Older Queens

Friends Forever!

Pure Joy.

Queen Alaina

Showing the crowd who's Bo$$!

Sisters, Allyah and Amarria enjoying their talents together!

Beautiful Queen Maya

A Timeless Beauty.

Life Skills - Our girls learn lots of life skills every year!
Fashion Design Day

Fashion Design Day

Fashion Design Day

Fashion Design Day

Fashion Design Day

Fashion Design Day

Fashion Design Day

Fashion Design Day

Fashion Design Day

Fashion Design Day

Etiquette

Etiquette

Spa Day

Spa Day

Spa Day

Spa Day

Life Planning

Life Planning

Mock Interviews & Resume Writing

Our girls dress in their best clothing and come to session prepared for a one-on-one interview with their mentor & Trailblazer team. They learn skills of professionalism and how to greet and engage interviewers. Girls as young as 6 years old, read mock job descriptions and complete mock job applications. What a joy to watch the leadership of our Young Queens evolve!

On A Mission: Five year old, Mackenzie, prepares for her interview by filling out her "job application". What a skill to learn!

Reading their Job Descriptions

Confidence is the KEY to PYD!

PYD Believes in Community Service!

We spend our Program Year using diverse ways to become a part of the solution in our community. We are the future! #servicelearning #MillionShoeMarch

The Walkway

The Walkway

One of Our Sole Shoppers

One of Our Sole Shoppers

I've got new shoes!

I've got new shoes!

They fit perfectly!

They fit perfectly!

Shopping for the family.

Shopping for the family.

Volunteers!

Volunteers!

Volunteers!

Volunteers!

Volunteers!

Volunteers!

Girl Scouts Volunteering!

Girl Scouts Volunteering!

Volunteers!

Volunteers!

Our Queens are hard at work!

Our Queens are hard at work!

Passing out snacks!

Passing out snacks!

Smile!

Smile!

Facepainting for our Sole Shoppers

Facepainting for our Sole Shoppers

Volunteers!

Volunteers!

Donations!

Donations!

Donations gathered by the LaFontaine Chevrolet Dealer.

Urban Farming

Urban Farming

Volunteering with Malik Yakini at the D-Town Farm!

Volunteering in Flint, MI

Volunteering in Flint, MI

Food for Flint

Food for Flint

PYD's Community Potluck: Packing Cold Lunch Sacks

Making progress with the PB & J's!

All packed up and ready to go serve.

Naylan the Service Learning Champion!

Our new friend Billy, who was having hard times in life. Our girls embraced him with love.

Serving our people. We are A PART of the solution in our community!

Motor City Blight Busters: Moving wood into a new building being erected in the Brightmoor Community in Detroit.

Community Potluck - 3/17/18

Community Potluck - 3/17/18

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Teamwork makes the dream work!

We guarantee you have never met a Beautiful Queen more hardworking than our Naylan. She is always willing to lend a hand.

When the job is done...take photos! Everyone who came out to help with the project at Motor City Blight Busters in Detroit.

Gleaners Food Bank: We spent hours packing over 200 lunch bags for local children to receive at their schools, free of charge. Here is the finished product!

Purposeful Youth Detroit is a registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.