To Find Mentor Programs for Macomb, Monroe, Lenawee, Oakland
and Washtenaw Counties, Please Go To Page 2    Click On The Star!         

Also, To Find Other Wonderful Youth Programs Including
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The site has a database of women who excel in their careers (such as math, science
& technology) and are eager to help your teen daughter!


Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education
Phone:  734-374-3227
Email:   Anthony Arminiak
The Wayne County Community College District's Michigan Institute for Public
Safety Education (MIPSE) and The Career Exploring Program (a worksite-based
program) of Learning for Life, an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America, is offering
a new Career Explorer Program titled "The Public Safety Post" for young men
and women ages 14 (completed 8th grade) to 20.
Explorers will learn about:
Exploration for careers in EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security
Job Experiences and acquiring certifications for your resume and portfolio
Fun events like scenario training, field trips and leadership seminars. 

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
Administrative Office:
3011 W Grand Blvd.  Suite 500
Detroit, MI 
Phone:  800-482-6734   
Girls can get involved with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, a premier
development program for girls, learn financial literacy through the cookie
program and find mentors in adult volunteers. Scholarships are available!
Programs are throughout MI.  Call to get your local representative!
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan  (formerly Huron Valley Council)
1900 Manchester
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734-971-8800

137 S. Marketplace Blvd.
Lansing, MI  48917
Phone:  517-940-4210    Service Center Number: 855-940-4210
Dauch Scout Center
1776 West Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48208-2215
Phone: 313-897-1965
Troy Scout Center
1155 East Long Lake Road
Troy, MI 48085
Phone: 248-526-0169    Scout Shop: 248-526-0169
Port Huron Service Center
924 7th Street
Port Huron, MI 48060-5395
Phone: 810-982-9529    Scout Shop: 810-987-2670
Flint Service Center
G-3538 Flushing Road  (Crannie Building)
Flint, MI 48504
Phone: 810-235-2531
Ann Arbor Service Center
3914 Bestech Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-971-7100    Scout Shop: 734-477-5194

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
Administrative Office:
7700 Second Ave. Suite 602
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-309-0500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit's mission is to provide children
facing adversity with safe, strong and enduring, professionally supported one-
to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Counties served: Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

CAMP FIRE National Headquarters
1801 Main      Suite 200
Kansas City,  MO  64108
Phone: 816-285-2010
Teen Service and Leadership Programs
Youth, especially teens, want to shape the world! Teens who actively engage
in community service and take on leadership roles at school and in their communities
make a real difference and contribute to a better world. Camp Fire guides teens through
impactful community service and leadership experiences.  Camp Fires Teen Service
and Leadership Programs provide a variety of opportunities to help teens develop as
effective and engaged citizens, now.  Check the website above for all state listings!
CAMP FIRE of S.E. Michigan
9750 Milford Road
Holly, MI  48442
Phone:  248-382-8382
Where children and teens discover who they are!
Camp Fire provides a nurturing, constructive and fun environment for young people
to discover their sparks—unique skills, passions, and interests—and adopt a growth
mindset. They chart their own course to healthy habits, community leadership, and
connection to nature in collaboration with trained, caring adults. And, in turn, Camp
Fire youth give back by sharing those skills in their communities.

Michigan State University Extension  / 4H
Phone:  517-432-1859(800) 709-9195 (Toll Free)
Michigan 4-H is growing current and future leaders.The largest youth development
organization in Michigan, 4-H provides more than 200,000 young people with
experiential learning opportunities to explore new interests & discover their passion.

Michigan DNR Youth Conservation Corps
Who Should Join:
We are looking for young people, ages 14 to 18, with a variety of backgrounds
and outdoor interests who care about Michigan's great outdoors. Whether
you’re an avid hunter, love to kayak, enjoy hiking on Michigans trails or any
one of the many other reasons to be outside, we want your input on getting
kids outside.
What You'll Do:
As a council member, you’ll meet with peers and natural resource mentors,
brainstorm ideas, give advice, research and communicate with team members.
For those who like getting involved in social media, you can support our Facebook
page and contribute to our blog and Vine sites.Since we are all about getting
kids outdoors, you will have the opportunity to learn new outdoor skills under
the guidance of Department of Natural Resources staff.

Bible Club
Would you like to form a Bible Club at your local school? These clubs are perfectly
legal and already in place in many schools.

Administrative Office:
1 East Bode Road
Streamwood, IL  40107-6658
Phone:  630-213-2000  OR  800-222-9262
Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry with fully integrated evangelism and long-­term
discipleship programs for ages 2 to 18 that actively involves parents and church leaders.
Each week, more than 3.7 million children and youth, 470,000 volunteers and 260 field
staff take part in Awana in over 47,000 churches around the world. Offered through
local churches, Awana reaches kids where they’re at and walks alongside them in
their faith journey.
To find the nearest Club to you, go to this website page:

Administrative Office:
P.O. Box 788
Wheaten, IL  60187-0788 
Phone:  800-694-2582
Pioneer Clubs provides churches with time-tested, age-appropriate children's ministry
resources that serve kids age 2 through middle school. Our various biblically sound
club programs integrate spiritual and personal development to help todays kids learn
to follow Christ in every aspect of life. And our collaborative approach to ministry allows
girls and boys to build healthy relationships with friends, caring adults and Jesus.
Churches choose Pioneer Clubs for its participative Bible study, Scripture memory,
life skills development and emphasis on relational discipleship and outreach.
To find the nearest Club to you, go to this website page:

Catholic Charities of SE Michigan
Administrative Office:
Phone:  855-880-2736
Wayne County:
Project Hope
1234 Porter Street
Detroit, MI  48226
Monroe County:
25 South Monroe
Monroe, MI  48161-2469
Oakland County Offices:
715 N. Lapeer
Lake Orion, 48362
Phone: 248-693-7526
3300 S. Adams
Auburn Hills, MI  48326
Phone: 248-537-3300
15945 Canal Road
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
Phone: 586-416-2300
1370 N. Oakland Blvd
Waterford, MI  48327
Phone:  248-666-8870
Offers a wide variety of services & mentoring/counseling programs to kids & adults!

Youth for Christ
National Office:
7670 S. Vaughn Ct.
Englewood, MI  80112
Phone:  303-843-9000
Particularly good for military youth who relocate! An international group!
State Office: 
5222 Dumond Ct
Lansing, MI 48917
Phone:  517-322-2091
St. Clair County Youth for Christ
PO Box 610533
Port Huron, MI  48061-0533
Phone: 810-982-9551
YYFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church
and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by
their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for
sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan
577 E. Larned
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-962-5685
Email:       Jennifer Champion
Non-profit organization that serves nearly 50,000 young people annually with
help from over 2,000 dedicated volunteers. JA programs change lives by giving
young people tools to thrive, and teaching three crucial lessons: personal financial
responsibility, workforce readiness and entrepreneurial thinking. JA empowers
young people to own their economic success, thanks to volunteers who teach JA,
provide role model behavior and establish mentoring relationships with students
from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Counties Served: Wayne,, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, Monroe, &
St. Clair

Administrative Office: 
1020 19th Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC  20036
Phone: 202-467-0801
Click on the link above to find your local YWCA!
YMCA of the USA
Administrative Office:
101 N Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
In the U.S., the Y is comprised of YMCA of the USA, a national resource office,
and more than 2,700 YMCAs with approximately 19,000 full-time staff and 600,000
volunteers in 10,000 communities across the country.

Phone:  248-739-9254
Email:   Roz Keith
If you’re a transgender youth or the parent of a transgender individual, we have support
groups for you; now in Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills, Flint, Lake Orion, Lansing, Livonia,
Macomb and Wyandotte. Gender expansive young child play groups in Ann Arbor and Livonia.


Downriver Panthers
P.O. Box 535
Flat Rock, MI  48134
Phone:  734-224-2211
Downriver Panthers offers adapted sports and recreational activities to people
in the downriver and surrounding areas of S.E. Michigan. We service all ages
and a wide variety of different disabilities. Becoming a member is free but we
do require a complete registration form on file. The Panthers have been active
since it was formed back in 1981 but have just recently become a registered
non-profit with the IRS. Our goal is to enrich the lives of families affected by
a disability and give them a social outlet to relieve the everyday stresses they
face and give everyone the opportunity to make new friends. We currently
offer bowling, swimming, and craft & game nights with baseball in the summer.

Golden Roots II
Phone:  734-709-0788
A brand new group!  More information coming soon! 

Wayne County 4-H Mentoring Program              
Administrative Office:
5454 Venoy Road
Wayne, MI  48184
Phone: 734-727-7236
1400 Oakman Blvd.  2nd Floor
Detroit, MI   48238
Phone:  313-494-4678  Kia White
The Mission of the MSU Extension Wayne County 4-H Youth Mentoring Program
is to provide 1 to 1 mentors for at-risk youth of Wayne County. The Mentoring
Program assists youth to improve their academic performance, improve relationships
with peers and adults, reduce school delinquency, and develop skills that will prepare
them for successful futures in the work force. The program is open to all students
in Wayne County between the ages of 10 and 17.

Girls on the Run of Greater Detroit       
Downriver YMCA
16777 Northline Road
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone:  734-282-9622  Maria Diaz
For girls in third through eighth grades.  Ten-week program that helps build young
girl's self-esteem and healthy living though running, games, workouts and themed

Youth Mentorship Program
The Henry Ford/Wayne-Westland Community School District
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI  48124
Phone:  313-982-6100 ext. 2264
A partnership between the Wayne-Westland School District & The Henry Ford
that serves at-risk youth that are behind in credits. Youth are paired up with full-
time employees where they learn life and work skills from a supportive adult. 
There is also a Service-Learning component where the youth have an opportunity
to give back to the community and be the mentors themselves.

Youth Entrepreneurs Series  (Y.E.S.)
Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs
P.O. Box 40628
Redford, MI  48240
Phone:  866-395-4YES
An educational & mentoring program offering encouragement and support
for aspiring young entrepreneurs. 

The Guidance Center
18805 Wick Road                    Also offers FREE Adult-Child Playgroups too!
Allen Park, MI  48101
Walter White Resource Center
550 Eaton
River Rouge, MI  48218
Phone:  734-785-7702  ext. 7025
This program envisions a community in which every youth experiences nurturing
one-to-one relationships and community support, which in turn allows each of them
to develop into their full potential, capable of making informed, responsible decisions
as involved members of our community. It creates and supports mentoring relationships
between children and youth ages 10-14 and volunteer mentors in the Downriver community.
Match duration is 12 months; the mentor and mentee meet every week for 1.5 hours.Group
mentoring is one-on-one mentoring in a school-based setting. Activities include field trips,
life skills and team building, art, and service learning projects.

ACCESS  (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services)
2651 Saulino Ct.
Dearborn, MI  48120
Phone:  313-842-6762
ACCESS is the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the United States. With 11
locations and more than 120 programs serving metro Detroit, ACCESS offers a wide range
of social, economic, health and educational services to a diverse population. Offers a wide
variety of programs to teens!

Starfish Family Services
Administrative Office:
30000 Hiveley Road
Inkster, MI  48141
Phone: 734-728-3400      Phone directly: 313-277-2450
Youth Assistance Program offers counseling and services to your kids, who have
had dealings with the law, to prevent further contact with the juvenile justice system. 

Vista Maria
20651 W. Warren
Dearborn Heights, MI  48127
Phone:  313-271-3050    
Youth Assistance Program
A 10-week course for at-risk middle school aged children and their families living
in the City of Dearborn Heights. The program offers individual and group sessions
designed to improve social and conflict resolution skills and also prevent drug abuse
and other behaviors that may lead to high school drop out.  For information on how 
to refer a child to a community-based program and services, please contact our
recruiting hotline at (313) 240-4355.

Wyandotte Youth Assistance
2015 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI  48192
Phone:  734-324-7268
The Wyandotte Youth Assistance Program is a community based program sponsored
by the City of Wyandotte with some additional funding through Wayne County Dept.
of Child and Family Services, and local community organizations' contributions. This
juvenile diversion program serves not just as an intervention for youth ages 7-16, but
also as a prevention program. All services are free and open to Wyandotte’s residents.
Depending on need and availability, services may include one-to-one mentoring, life skills
peer groups, counseling, parenting workshops/support, referrals for outside therapy/
treatment, recreational activities, prison visit, court observation, field trips, or tutoring

Westland Youth Assistance
36300 Warren Road
Westland, MI  48185
Phone:  734-467-7904
•Assessment Meetings
•Life Choices Classes
•Parent Support Group*
•Drug Screening
•Community Service
•Guest Speaker Presentations
•Recreational Activities
•"Be Proud, Be Responsible" Workshops (HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy Prevention)
•Free Academic Enrichment program (Tutoring)
•Case Management
•Referral Services
*Parents/Guardians are expected to support their youth by participating
in the Parenting Skills and Support Group.
Life Choices Peer Group
Phone:  734-467-7904
FREE enrollment into the program! Sessions held Tuesday & Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
and held at local Wayne-Westland Schools.  Group topics include media, decision making, communication, healthy relationships and more. Parents and/or guardians who participate with their youth learn to build
positive relationships and communicate effectively. 


The Bing Youth Institute
151 W. Jefferson
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-392-7016
Here at the Bing Youth Institute we support programs and activities that are designed
to improve the academic, behavioral, and social wellness of our young men of color.
The Bing Youth Institute was founded by former Detroit Mayor, NBA Hall of Famer,
and businessman Dave Bing.

Detroit Police Athletic League  (P.A.L.)
111 West Willis
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-833-1600
Detroit PAL is chiefly focused on creating youth sport leagues. The organization runs
traditional recreation programming in a variety of sports, including baseball, softball,
track and field, soccer, football, cheerleading, basketball and a volleyball league exclusively
for girls. In addition, Detroit PAL fields several travel teams in five sports with each squad
made up of the strongest on-field leaders. These players and others also participate in
the academic and leadership development program at the D. Dwayne Hurtt Student Athlete
Resource Center.
Phone:  313-833-1600  Dr. Ramona Cox
Detroit PAL is committed to offering opportunities for girls in youth sports. Detroit PAL’s
Girls Initiative Program underwent a name change in 2016 and will now fall under the Girls
Changing the Game (GCG) Program. The GCG Program aims to provide increased quality
programming for the girls Detroit PAL currently serves and to increase the number of girls
that participate in Detroit PAL programs. Dr. Ramona Cox, Associate Athletic Director, will
oversee the program.
Detroit PAL has made great strides towards increasing girls participation over the past few
years. In 2015, Detroit PAL was able to serve 500 more girls than the previous year. In 2016,
our goal is to push beyond there! Already, our volleyball program has 10 more teams signed
up to play over last season. In addition to this, a new High School Volleyball League was
created in 2016 in partnership with the Detroit Volleyball Coaches Association.

Franklin Wright Settlements Inc.              
Main Office:
3360 Charlevoix
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone:  313-579-1000
The After – School Enrichment Program (ASEP) is a 10 month initiative geared towards youth between
the ages 6 -12 years old who attend schools in the FWS catchment area. Students have the ability to
attend the free program from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday during the academic calendar.
Violence, substance abuse and crime prevention are the cornerstones of the After – School Enrichment
Program. The framework encompasses structured tutorial, homework help, arts and crafts, as well as
recreation and fitness instruction.
Summer Enrichment Program
Summer Enrichment Program is a 9 -12 week initiative held during summer vacation on FWS’s main campus.
The program is designed to nurture youth utilizing comprehensive strategies to help strengthen literacy,
math skills, cultural enrichment and violence prevention with weekly field trips.
Teen Center / College Tour
Teen Center programing operates at Franklin – Wright’s main campus holding meetings and workshops
twice a week after school hours for youth 13 – 18 years old. The program is designed to increase high
school graduation rates, promote enhanced social competencies, teach vocational training and reduce
youth violence.To date Franklin – Wright has a 100% success rate of college entry with many Success
Academy participants being granted on-site admission.

Just 4 Kids Club Detroit
Light of Christ Tabernacle
19419 James Couzens Hwy.    Detroit, MI  48235
Phone:  313-483-2813  OR 313-424-8737
Just 4 Kids Club Detroit is a FREE Literacy and Mathematics Program with a nutritional
breakfast and lunch included. Offered every Saturday of each month, not only will the Kids
Club offer tools for the children's education, but also FUN educational trips! 

Peoples Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit
Administrative Office:
420 South Leigh Street
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone:  313-554-3111
8625 Joseph Campau Avenue
Hamtramck, MI  48212
Phone:  313-875-1750
Community Prevention Counseling:
•Individual and group prevention counseling
•Safe and confidential environment to process life events
•Resource referral
•Job placement assistance
•Community field trips
EPIC Mentoring Program:
•Focused on academic achievement
•Career exploration
•Group and site-based mentoring
•Weekly mentee activities
•Bi-weekly dinner and activities with mentors
•College Tours
After School Activities Program (ASAP):
•Academic enrichment
•Arts and cultural activities
•Career exploration
•Fun interactive classes including dance, art, cooking, etc.

Phone:  313-656-7214
Since its inception, we have turned heads and grown rapidly, now serving over 500
children.The Organization offers sports programming and life skills education ranging
from basketball to entrepreneurship education.

Mailing Address:
30100 Telegraph  Suite 478
Bingham Farms, MI  48025
Phone:  248-792-9438
From its humble beginnings with 17 students meeting at Franklin-Wright Settlements—
a small community center in Detroit, to learning golf skills to today with 250 students—
the program is a phenomenal success. It has expanded to a 30-week curriculum that
has helped hundreds of Detroit’s at-risk high school students enter college and various
professional careers. Today, twice weekly, two groups of 125 students meet from 5:30-
8:30 p.m. for life lessons, golf lessons and a sit-down dinner.

Rhonda Walker Foundation
P.O. Box 251746
West Bloomfield, MI  48325
Phone:  313-564-1420
The Rhonda Walker Foundation’s mission is to empower inner-city teen girls towards
becoming strong, confident, successful and moral future leaders”.  We do this through
our 5-year, comprehensive Girls Into Women Program.Whether it’s academic preparation,
career development, mentoring, personal health, financial literacy, self-defense, public
speaking, community service and outreach, self-esteem, or etiquette,we strive to positively
affect the lives of the girls who are part of our family.

American Indian Health & Family Services of S.E. MI, Inc.
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 810
Dearborn, MI  48121
Physical Address: 
4880 Lawndale
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone:  313-846-3718
Dream Seekers Youth Program

The Ruth Ellis Center
77 Victor Street
Highland Park, MI  48203
Phone:  313-252-1950
The Ruth Ellis Center currently operates four core services: (1) our residential housing
program—Ruth’s House; (2) Second Stories Drop-In Center, providing low-barrier
access to  safety-net services like food, clothing, showers, laundry and case management;
(3) Second Stories Outpatient Mental Health Services; and (4) Family Group Decision
Making (FGDM).Through the application of positive youth development programming,
facilitated psycho-educational peer support groups, structured mentoring programs
and the provision of core and adjunct services, either on-site or through referrals,
we seek to provide life-enhancing and life-sustaining services designed to improve
the health outcomes of homeless LGBTQ youth and encourage thriving behavior.

Phone:  248-739-9254
Email:   Roz Keith
If you’re a transgender youth or the parent of a transgender individual, we have support
groups for you; now in Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills, Flint, Lake Orion, Lansing, Livonia,
Macomb and Wyandotte. Gender expansive young child play groups in Ann Arbor and Livonia.

4415 Springer Avenue
Royal Oak, MI  48073
Phone: 248-353-0921
As of January 1, 2015 Child Safe Michigan is an affiliate of the Judson Center. We work
together with a common goal so we are better able to provide for the needs of the children
and families we serve. By sharing management capabilities and resources we have created
an innovative partnership to better serve our consumers.  Judson Center has four main
areas of focus but we work together in Child Welfare towards our shared vision which is:
Child Safe Michigan and Judson Center believe that we can change the lives of disadvantaged
children forever by providing them with the opportunities to live in a safe environment, fully
participate in a family life that is supportive, nurturing and provides a place to grow so they
can successfully transition into adulthood.

(Gaining Options: Girls Investigate Real Life)
Email:   (Dr. Sally Roberts)
The Saturday program is an enrichment program for 7th grade girls and
is held on the Wayne State University campus. The program will meet over
the course of 10 Saturdays from 9:30 am-2:30 pm. The program is hosted
by the Wayne State College of Education at NO-COST to participants.
Program Mission:
To increase the competence and confidence of middle school girls in the areas
of mathematics, technology, scientific thinking, and communication by engaging
them in experiences that promote interest in, awareness of, and the capacity for
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related careers.
Program Description:
The GO-GIRL curriculum is aligned with national and state standards for middle
school mathematics, and provides a technology rich learning environment proven
successful with middle school girls. During the program, girls engage in collaborative
and cooperative learning, working in research teams with mentors from the Wayne
State University College of Education as they gather and analyze survey data collected
from adolescents and young adults using online surveys. As part of the GO-GIRL
program, students design a survey, collect, analyze and present their findings.
In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore the University campus.

Alternatives for Girls
903 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone:  313-361-4000
This group for homeless, high-risk girls and young women teaches them to avoid
violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation. The group also provides these women
access to resources and opportunities to be safe, grow strong and make positive

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
12 State St.
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-963-7172
The Youth Leadership Development Department assists in the spiritual and personal
development of youth by empowering them to become leaders in their schools, faith
communities, groups and neighborhoods and to develop the youth’s understanding
of the value of self, service, social justice and multiculturalism.

Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance's Cody Rouge Youth Council
Don Bosco Hall Community Resource Center
19321 W. Chicago St.   Suite #105
Detroit, MI  48228
Phone:  313-397-9280
Free but must live work, worship or participate in a youth group in Cody Rouge. 
Provides ages 12-18 an opportunity to engage in conferences, forums and work-
shops focused on education while developing leadership skills. The kids in the
group host monthly youth nights to determine key community issues--and are
trained to work with local, county, state and national political officials to address
safety and quality education. 

The Manhood Project
2051 Rosa Parks Blvd.  Suite 1B
Detroit, MI  48126
Phone: 313-656-4704
The Manhood Project will be working with more 200 young men throughout the year.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 40295
Redford, MI 48240
22519 Plymouth Road
Detroit, MI  48329
Phone:  888-294-6554
Don Bosco Hall Location:
19321 W. Chicago Street
Detroit, MI  48228
Email:   Kim Newberry
The mission of Developing K.I.D.S. is to strengthen urban communities by guiding
youth in their mental, physical and educational growth; helping to strengthen
and empower young adults; and providing  opportunities for all to become strong
contributors to their community.

Eastside Community Network Youth on the Edge of Greatness
4401 Conner Street
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone: 571-215-2800
Youth ages 11-18 can find programing after-school and during the summer. 
The group has a full curriculum on substance abuse prevention, conflict
resolution, community service and environmental awareness--even financial
literacy and computer coding.  Another perk: Meals/snacks and free filed trip
are included!

Ingenuity College Preparatory Institute
P.O. Box 32408
Detroit, MI  48232
Phone:  313-454-1077
Ingenuity College Preparatory was founded in 2012, with the vision and design
to provide young people with the fundamental skills necessary to successfully
transition through the educational system. Our mission is to empower and cultivate
extraordinary minds to be motivated and prepared for college. We accomplish
our mission by using the Ingenuity curriculum, providing academic coaching and
positive mentorship.   
Our Goals:
•Increase the number of youth that attend and graduate from college
•Help Youth Become Proactively Prepare for College Oppose to Reactively
•Limit College Loan Debt
•Youth to Develop Self Sufficiency and Personal Well Being
•Teach Youth Skills to Obtain Successful Careers in their Lifetime
•Develop Employability Skills Transferable in any Career Field
•Increase Economic Mobility and Access

Detroit Parent Network
726 Lothrop Road
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-832-0617
Programing for students including College Prep services, tutoring / homework
help, the Project Graduation program and more.  Also programing for parents!

I.M.A.G.I.N.E.  Mentoring             
Phone: 313-878-1717
A program designed to increase self-esteem in young ladies ages 16-24. 

RubyGirl Teen Program
Project-U-Turn Inc.
P.O. Box 38659
Detroit, MI  48238
Phone: 313-397-9300
If you are 13-18 years old and want to be prepared for your future, meet new friends,
travel, learn new things, help others; all while having fun? Then you definitely want
to be a Ruby Girl!

Youth Arise-Women Arise
13100 Averhill
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone:  313-331-1800
An advocacy program for women that have been or are incarcerated. 
Also provides mentors for youth ages 8-17. 

Stepping Out on Your Own
Women in Community Service
5555 Conner, Suite 3218
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone:  313-267-0593
A mentoring program for Job Corps graduates living in Metro Detroit and surrounding
areas designed to be a support network for youth as they enter the workforce, advanced
training or continue their education. 

Stay The Course Mentoring Program
ASED Educational Foundation
1300 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone:  313-962-2070
The American Society of Employer's Educational Foundation (ASED) is a Michigan Works!
Affiliate Organization funded by the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA).

Sisterhood-Brotherhood Mentoring Program
Family Service, Inc.
10900 Harper Avenue  (Administration)
Detroit, MI  48214
Phone:  313-579-5989
220 Bagley, Suite 700   (Program Division)
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-961-0346
Brings youth ages 9-14 together with trained community volunteers that are identified
as high-risk on the edge of juvenile delinquency.  Services available in identified schools
and after-school settings.  Also has a Shoplifters Diversion Program for first-time juvenile
offenders, IMPACT (Innovative Methods for Prevention and Comprehensive Treatment
Drug Prevention Program), Parent Infant Beginnings (PIB), and Teen Drug Court.

Detroit Peace Maker Program
P.O. Box 14516
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone:  313-499-0004
The Detroit Peace Maker Program is designed around the "Seven Principle's", a value
system that allows the child to build his own set of values, perspectives and insights.

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
1211 Trumbull
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone: 313-967-4880
For youth ages 11-19, learn more about robotics, take a week-long camping trip,
silk-screen a T-shirt and more in various programs offered by the DHDC. The
Summer Youth Program teaches youth ages 11-18 life skills, arts and crafts and
recreation, and older youth ages 14-18 can apply for a work experience at employers
in Detroit and earn a stipend. 

Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers
Detroit, MI  48235
Phone: 313-578-7500

Urban Neighborhood Initiatives
8300 Longworth Street  
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone:  313-841-4447
Urban Neighborhood Initiatives (UNI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation which
works with communities in urban neighborhoods to build safe and thriving
environments where people want to live, work, and play. We believe every
neighborhood should be a healthy and safe space to live. To maximize impact,
we concentrate on one neighborhood at a time to develop a plan which meets
the needs of that community.  A multitude of after-school programing is offered
through UNI, including youth employment programs for teens 14-18 and youth
leadership opportunities. UNI is based in the Springwells area of Southwest
Detroit, a 1.3 square mile neighborhood bounded by Fort, Dix and Waterman
Streets.  Must live within the 48209 zip code!

Westside Cultural Athletic Club
3748 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone: 313-898-5185
Offers a wide variety of programs.

MATRIX Human Services
120 Parsons
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-831-1000
Matrix offers a strong hand up… not just a hand out, through programs at more than
35 locations designed to meet the diverse needs of the local Detroit community.

Administrative Office:
2995 E. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-758-0150
5555 Conner
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone:  313-758-0150
As part of its deliberate approach to deliver comprehensive programming, BFDI
is committed to helping young people discover their gifts and talents, learn new
skills and experience successes that will prepare them for adulthood. Consequently,
young people are afforded positive experiences both in school and within their
respective neighborhood communities.

16742 Lamphere St.
Detroit, MI  48219
Phone:  313-255-9085
Academic & Youth Development Program
The Academic & Youth Development Program is very comprehensive with several
components. These include the Kumon Math & Reading curriculum, recreation,
field trips, college prep, community service, outdoor adventure and leadership
development for youth and young adults ages 6 – 24.
Teen Discipleship Group
Provides an opportunity for teens ages 12-18 to be exposed to the power and
relevancy of the Bible in their lives and develop their relationship with God in
a serious, yet teen-friendly, neighborhood-based setting with their peers.
Summer Employment Program
A 6-week summer and employment program for teens and young adults.These
employees assist with math and reading instruction, supervision of recreation,
and community blight removal.

4777 E. Outer Drive    Suite 1340
Detroit, MI  48234
Phone:  313-826-7099
The Youth Connection is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Southeast Michigan
connecting youth to a brighter future. We are committed to providing high-quality
youth programs, advocacy and supportive services. We provide programs such
as our Career Academies, Nutrition Education, Substance Abuse Prevention, and
our Ticket to Float Summer Kayaking Program. We connect youth, young adults
and their families to resources and opportunities that enrich their lives, with special
attention to those who are under-served.

InsideOut Literary Arts Project's Citywide Poets
Wayne State University, State Hall Building
5143 Cass Ave.,  Room 225
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-577-4601
For more than 20 years, we have been amplifying and validating youth voice in Metro
Detroit, both in and out of the classroom. Through creative writing and poetry, students
explore the power of self-expression. Your support provides transformative learning and
performance experiences, and helps every student to “think broadly, create bravely and
share their voice with the world.”
•Writer-in-Residence In-School Programs
•Citywide Poets After-School Program
•High School Writing Centers
•Louder Than a Bomb: Michigan’s High School Poetry Festival
•Poetry Anthologies (every student published!)

Phone:  313-870-9790
Services We Provide:
Professional Presentations:
Our agency is honored to make presentations in high schools, shelters,
churches and other agencies and/or companies on domestic violence as   
well as other topics. To schedule a speaker call us at 313-870-9790.*
Teen Parent Program:
Women Services:

B.A.L.L. Foundation
P.O. Box 44103
Detroit, MI  48203
The B.A.L.L. Foundation’s mission is to create social and life-changing experiences
for youth ages 7-17 by providing a learning environment that enhances life skills
through the influence of basketball. Through basketball camps, lectures and training
classes, children are equipped with essential life skills that are instrumental in addressing
core problems by maintaining good health, education and self-esteem.

Empowered Flower Girl
Be EmPOWERed. Live POWERfully.
Empowered Flower Girl is a social enterprise on a mission to transform the way
young people relate to one another. We partner with students and schools,
communities and families seeking solutions to -, drama, relational
aggression and other social/communications challenges.

Life Directions Peer Motivation Program
5716 Michigan Ave.  Suite 2200
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone: 313-420-0310
The Life Directions mission is to motivate young adults, ages 13-35, especially
the economically poor and “at-risk”, to mature into responsible, productive adults
through self-direction.

Circle of Friends Youth Foundation
P.O. Box 15273
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone:  313-963-0213
Circle of Friends Youth Foundation programs include tutoring, mentoring, job-readiness
training, drug and violence prevention, clinical therapy referrals and scholarships.

Brothers Making A Difference
Phone: 313-231-4899
BMAD will focus on young men age 6-9 years old to create a strong foundation
in young men prior to the pivotal and challenging years of middle school. With
intense focus and strategic direction, the organization will continue to focus on
three principles with plans for both a summer and after-school program. All programs
and activities will focus on the organization’s principles which will be delivered through
three program areas that are integrated with life skills and character development activities.

Catalyst for Achievement
Phone: 734-560-2440

Arab-American and Chaldean Council (A.C.C.) 
Administrative Office:  
363 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI  48084
Phone:  248-5591990
ACC’s Youth Recreation and Leadership Center provides a safe haven for hundreds
of youth in the Seven Mile area. The center’s services include educational activities
tailored to develop and enhance academic and social skills while promoting responsible
behavior in order to gear youth in making rational decisions to improve their quality of life.
ACC Detroit After-School Program
Provides at-risk youth ages 9 -17 with the support and essential life skills needed to improve
academic status, reduce risk-taking behaviors, increased accessibility to health services,
and improve youth sense of self-image. Services include academic assistance, tutoring,
computer skills training, service learning projects, physical education and recreation,
mentoring, substance abuse prevention, violence prevention and conflict resolution.
ACC’s Recreational Program
Provides year round services after school and during day time summer hours at its Youth
Center in Detroit to assist in guiding youth ages 9 – 17 through the everyday challenges
they may face and promote healthy life choices. The program attracts and engages at-risk
youth and provides a safe place to be during their free time.The sessions are gender and
age appropriate. Youth are allowed to participate regardless of their skill level. Advanced
groups of youth are also selected to be a part of ACC’s Traveling Basketball Team, which
participates in state wide competitions. These competitions provide youth with the ability
to travel and get exposure to new experiences.
ACC’s Youth Center Summer Program
Consists of an 8-week summer program targeting at-risk youth ages 11-17. The program
focused on self-esteem, abstinence from risky behaviors, violence prevention and conflict
resolution. Participants are provided mentoring, educational and recreational activities,
fun field trips, and certificates of completion.
ACC’s Fatherhood Mentoring Program
Provides at-risk male youths ages 9 – 19, from the northeast Detroit area, an opportunity
to develop strong and trusting relationships with their fathers and other adult mentors.
The mentoring program brought together youth, fathers, and other caring adults interested
in keeping families and neighborhoods together.ACC’s Fatherhood Mentoring Program
provides at-risk male youths ages 9 – 19, from the northeast Detroit area, an opportunity
to develop strong and trusting relationships with their fathers and other adult mentors.
The mentoring program brought together youth, fathers, and other caring adults interested
in keeping families and neighborhoods together.

This page was last updated: June 10, 2019

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