"To me the Coleman A. Young Foundation means opportunity and hope. Without the CAYF, I would not have been able to complete my college education without taking out an enormous amount of student loans. As a ward of the court, statistics did not way in my favor. CAYF was the only thing I had. Not only did the Foundation pay for my college education, it supported throughout my college years by celebrating my accomplishments and pairing me with my mentor, David Baker Lewis. Mr. Lewis always answered when I called and gave me honest advice. I have followed the Foundation's progress over the years and I am proud to be an alumna of such a diverse group of people and knowing that we all came from the same place makes it that much more of an honor." - Michelle Diana Busby, Michigan State University, 1993

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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90th Celebration (Group Photo).

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CAYF College Graduates 2010 Group Photo

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RSP 2010 High School Graduates Group Photo

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2009 Scholarship Awards Program

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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CAYF Trustees & 2010 Detroit Educator of the Year

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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2011 CAYF New Scholarship Recipients - Group Photo

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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Coleman A. Young's 90th Celebration (Fundraiser).

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Annual Awards Program 2010 (Trustees)

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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2010 CAYF New Scholarship Recipients - Group Photo

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Some of our scholarship recipients hard at work

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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CAYF Trustees: (L) Tiffany Curry, (President) Marvin Beatty, Shirley Stancato

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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CAYF Current Scholars & RSP Participants 2010

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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The RSP kids in action on the low ropes course

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REAL Skills Program Participants

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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RSP Group Photo

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Coleman A. Young Foundation

Coleman A. Young was the Mayor of Detroit for two decades. He established the Coleman A. Young Foundation (CAYF) in 1982. The Mayor left office in 1993. He died four years later. CAYF is a living legacy of the late Mayor's lifetime of work. All of the assets that he earned were left to the Foundation to provide opportunities for future generations in the city that was his life.

Since 1986, the Foundation has awarded more than four million dollars to more than four hundred students.

The mission of CAYF is to develop leadership among youth through college scholarships, mentoring and other supports for personal growth and development.

Latest CAYF News

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 Coleman A. Young Foundation Annual Awards Experience : Foundation Wide

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posted March 21, 2014 at 3:00pm

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 Coleman A. Young Foundation Annual Awards Experience

2014 Coleman A. Young Foundation Scholarship Application Extended to March 12, 2014 : Foundation Wide

posted March 6, 2014 at 9:00pm

Coleman A. Young Foundation has extended the deadline for DAPCEP participants who are applying for the DTE Foundation scholarship to March 12, 2014! Applications must be postmarked by this date, or delivered by hand to 2111 Woodward Avenue, Suite 600, Det

Skillman Legacy Scholarship Application : Foundation Wide

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posted January 31, 2014 at 1:00am

The Skillman Foundation, in partnership with the Coleman A. Young Foundation, will award 10 scholarships up to $10,OOO each to 10 promising Detroit youth.

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