Van Buren Township

The REAL


Phone : 734-699-8926  Email : REAL@vanburen-mi.org

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Van Buren Township is back in Summer of 2022 with “The REAL”! Are you 14-24 years old and are looking to make a difference this summer? Looking for a fun outdoor job? Well, we are looking for you!

Apply to be a part of The REAL and join us for an amazing summer! 

Click here to apply

Questions? Contact us at REAL@vanburen-mi.org.

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about the program
The R.E.A.L. stands for Realizing Exceptionally Amazing Leaders and is our Summer Youth Employment Program run by Van Buren Township and funded through a grant provided by the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network.  The REAL is a program that allows VBT to hire community youth to aid senior citizens of our area through their time, creativeness and service.

Students and young adults, ages 14-24 years of age, are encouraged to apply for the 6-week summer employment program which will run early July through mid-August.  Applicants must be available for the entire 6 week program, have reliable transportation, and have a willingness to work outdoors doing light yard maintenance.  The REAL employees can expect to work a guaranteed 20 hours per week with a typical work week running Tuesday through Thursday.

important dates to note for 2022

June 14th Employment Applications DUE
(Application, Photo Release Form, Work Permit – if applicable) 
June 18th - 20th  Employee Interviews
June 30th Work Physical and Drug Test Must be Completed
July 6th The REAL Program Begins


important documents
Please see below for application, photo release form, work permit, etc! 

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