Van Buren Township

2024 REAL Summer Youth Employment Program

Phone : 734-699-8921  Email :

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Van Buren Township is back in the Summer of 2024 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

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about the program
The R.E.A.L. stands for Realizing Exceptionally Amazing Leaders. It 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 program allows VBT to hire community youth to aid senior citizens in our area through their time, creativity, 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 from late June through mid-August.  Applicants must be available for the entire 6-week program, have reliable transportation, and be willing 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.

REAL Dates for 2024

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