DYP provides opportunities for our members to GROW personally and professionally, CONNECT with each other and GIVE BACK to the community. We are dedicated to making metro Detroit a better place and developing our region's next generation of leaders.


Founded in November 2007, DYP began as a grassroots collective of diverse, forward-thinking individuals with a passion for cultivating creativity, entrepreneurship and a spirit of community in metropolitan Detroit. Since then, we've evolved into an independent nonprofit organization with one of the largest networks of young leaders, innovators and changemakers in Southeast Michigan.


DYP enriches Metro-Detroit by cultivating an environment that attracts and retains young professionals and entrepreneurs. We empower young professionals to succeed and provide resources for them to develop and make a positive impact in the region.