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DETROIT – July 16, 2015 – The Detroit office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has committed to participate in the inaugural Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) program, a six week summer youth employment program from July 6 through Aug. 28 that combines work readiness training with on-the-job experience designed to prepare Detroiters, ages 14 to 24, for Detroit’s workforce.

The announcement was made by Kelly Burris, managing partner of the Detroit office.

“We are pleased to support the efforts of GDYT in its quest to provide work readiness training and employment opportunities for young Detroiters during the summer,” Burris said.

“Collaborative programs that engage corporate partners, philanthropists and the City of Detroit are an important step towards creating a well-rounded young adult workforce for Detroit and the region.”

Eligible young people are recruited for GDYT through local schools, community organizations, and the city’s workforce development system. Youth are matched to employers based on interest, ability, and accessibility. Brinks’ GDYT participant is a 15-year-old rising junior who plans to pursue a degree in business law after high school. Learn more about GDYT here.

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