Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
7700 Second Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Mission: To strengthen children in need through one-to-one relationships with volunteer mentors.
Description: Big Brothers Big Sisters is a solution focused organization that requires the personal investment of all metropolitan Detroiters - whether through giving of your time, talent, or treasure - to make a powerful community impact leading to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities.
Population Served: Youth ages 7 – 14 living in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties
Type of Mentoring: Community Based, School Based, and Activity Based (Sports)
Mentor Commitment: 4 hours a month for at least one year
Specific Mentors Needed at This Time: Male mentors and female youth referrals
21455 Melrose Ave, Bldg R, Suite 1
Southfield, MI 48075
Allison Smith, Mentor Program Supervisor
Mission: Childhelp® exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We focus our efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
Description: Childhelp is a national, non-profit agency. We are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. Childhelp Michigan currently licenses foster homes and provides mentoring services to children in foster care. Childhelp is in the process of receiving an adoption license. We currently have 80 children in foster homes in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.
Population Served: Foster care youth, ages 10-21 living in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.
Type of Mentoring: Community-Based
Commitment: 2-4 outings per month for at least one year
Specific Mentors Needed at This Time: Male and female mentors, female foster youth referrals
6555 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Katie Holden, LMSW, Operations Coordinator
Mission: Enhancing the quality of life for youth in Oakland County through the creation of supportive mentoring relationships that increase self-esteem, encourage academic achievement, improve social skills, and provide career exploration opportunities in order to help young people lead successful, healthy lives.
Description: Mentor Connection is a non-sectarian program of Jewish Family Service that provides social and career-focused mentoring to enhance the quality of life for youth living in Oakland County through the creation of supportive mentoring relationships with caring adults.
Population Served: Youth ages 7-17 in social mentoring and 16-22 in career mentoring living in Oakland County
Type of Mentoring: Community-Based, Site-Based
Commitment: 2-4 times a month for at least one year for social mentoring; three-month commitment for career mentoring
Specific Mentors Needed at This Time: Male mentors for social mentoring, male and female mentors for career mentoring
Oak Park Business & Education Alliance
25900 Greenfield, Suite 200A
Oak Park, MI 48237
Lori Fidler, Executive Director
Mission: The Oak Park Business and Education Alliance is a non-profit organization which, working closely with the community, supports and enhances the initiatives of the Oak Park School District in its efforts to prepare students for success in higher education and the workplace.
Description: We offer a Career Focused mentoring program where students will benefit from mentors as a role model as they transition into high school and make decisions that will shape their futures. This provides them with an opportunity to learn about a profession as you share personal and professional experiences.
Population Served: Mentoring 8th & 9th graders other volunteer opportunities K-12
Type of Mentoring: School-Based-small group mentoring 1 adult matched with 3 students in a facilitated larger group
Commitment: Twice a month for one year, Tuesdays, 2:30-4:00
Specific Mentors Needed at This Time: Adults available for mentoring during school year.
Oakland County Youth Assistance – Mentors Plus
1200 N Telegraph Dept 452
Pontiac, MI 48341
Mission: To strengthen youth and families and reduce the incidence of delinquency, neglect, and abuse through community involvement.
Description: One dynamic program of Youth Assistance is Mentors Plus which has been matching caring adults with young people who need them since 1973. This program has two branches: Prevention which serves at-risk youngsters and Intervention which was designed to help guide young people with Court involvement back onto the right track.
Population Served: Youth ages 5 to 16 living in Oakland County
Type of Mentoring: Community-Based
Commitment: 2 hours a week for at least one year
Specific Mentors Needed at This Time: Men and women with emphasis on men
Warren, MI 48092
Mission: To be an exemplary organization that inspires and prepares young people to succeed through life skills programs and mentoring relationships that focus on character value development, goal-setting, and strategic planning. We collaborate with the community to enhance the impact of mentorship.
Description: Winning Futures is a daytime school-based program for 3rd-12th graders which matches each mentor with three to four students for at least one academic year (20 sessions). During each one-hour session, mentors and students work together on fun, structured activities that strengthen their relationship and teach students life skills.
Population Served: 9th-12th grade students, Pontiac Central High School in Pontiac; 11th & 12th grade students, Warren Mott, Cousino, and Community high schools in Warren ; 3rd-8th grade students, Ford Academy in Highland Park
Type of Mentoring: School-Based
Commitment: 20 one-hour mentoring sessions during the day throughout the school year (averages to about every other week)
Specific Mentors Needed at This Time: Male and female mentors are currently being recruited for all programs in Highland Park, Pontiac, and Warren for the 2009-2010 school year.
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