Van Buren Township


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Van Buren Township is back in Summer of 2023 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 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.


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