MENTOR PROGRAMS
To Find Mentor Programs for Macomb, Monroe, Lenawee, 
Oakland and Washtenaw Counties, Please Go To Page 2    
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ONLINE MENTOR HELP

Website: https://www.fabfems.org
How to Connect with a Role Model:
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passionate about acting as role models. Search the database by zip code, field of interest, and 
more! 


STATE-WIDE MENTORING GROUPS

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
Administrative Office: 
1333 Brewery Park Blvd   Suite #500
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone: 800-482-6734   
Website: https://www.gssem.org
At Girl Scouts, your girl will prepare for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe, 
no-limits place designed for and by girls!
How? Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
A collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome 
trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects. 
At Girl Scouts, she’ll get to lead her own adventure (it’s her world!) and team up with other girls in 
an all-girl environment to choose the exciting, hands-on activities that interest her most. Along the 
way, she’ll gain important skills in four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership 
Experience:
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Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan  
1671 Plymouth 
Ann Arbor, MI  48105
Phone: 734-714-5140
Website: https://www.gshom.org

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 
137 S. Marketplace Blvd.
Lansing, MI  48917
Phone:  517-940-4210    
Service Center Number: 855-940-4210
Website: https://michiganscouting.org 
CENTERS: 
Dauch Scout Center
1776 W. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI  48208-2215
Phone: 313-897-1965
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Port Huron Service Center
924 7th Street
Port Huron, MI  48060-5395
Phone: 810-982-9529    
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Flint Service Center
4205 E. Court 
Burton, MI  48509
Phone: 810-235-2531
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Ann Arbor Service Center
3914 Bestech Dr.
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-971-7100    S
MISSION:
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral 
choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
Administrative Office:
7700 Second Ave.  Suite 602
Detroit, MI  48202 
Phone: 313-309-0500
Website: https://www.bbbsdetroit.org   
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (BBBSMD) was formed in 1974 with the merger 
of five local Big Brother Big Sister organizations from throughout metro Detroit, with largest one-
to-one evidence-based mentoring organization in Southeast Michigan serving nearly 1,000 youth 
annually with site- and community-based mentoring programs. All of our programming is rooted 
in evidence-based practices, further differentiating BBBSMD from other mentoring programs. Our 
mentoring model is certified by multiple federal government departments as an “Effective” evidence-
based model in realizing positive outcomes for youth.

CAMP FIRE National Headquarters
1801 Main   Suite 200
Kansas City, MO  64108
Phone: 816-285-2010
Website: https://campfire.org
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 exp-
eriences. 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!
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CAMP FIRE of S.E. Michigan 
9750 Milford 
Holly, MI  48442
Phone: 248-382-8382
Email: kids@campfiresem.org
Website: www.campfiresem.org
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, comm-
unity 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: 517-355-1855 
Website: https://www.canr.msu.edu/4h/index
Michigan 4-H is growing current and future leaders. The largest youth development organization 
in MI. 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
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79135_79219_79628---,00.html
Career Pathways Program:
High School students can join the DNR for a four-day career experience in northern MI. 
Students will explore various careers in natural resources including: fisheries and wildlife 
management, forestry, conservation officer and park ranger.
Stepping Stones:
Stepping Stones is an eight-week summer program designed to teach outdoor skills to children, 
9-16 years old, in a Michigan State Park.
Scouting with the DNR:
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts organizations are among the oldest of the Department of Natural 
Resources partners in improving habitat and air and water quality, and supporting outdoor 
recreation activities

Boys & Girls Bible Club
16130 Northland Dr.
Southfield, MI  48075-5218
Phone: 248-355-9916 
Email: biblecluboffice@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.bibleclubs.org
Boys and Girls Bible Clubs is solidly grounded on the Holy Bible. Each week children hear 
an exciting lesson, learn a wonderful and practical memory verse and sing fantastic songs 
that will give new meaning and joy to everything else in their lives.The four year curriculum 
includes Genesis, Exodus, Heroes of the Bible and the Life of Jesus Christ Series, with the 
true Christmas and Easter stories taught every year. Each series is a celebration of God and 
His love for the people He created. As children come each week, it is like taking a trip to far-
away lands as they follow Bible characters, float in an ark, journey to the Promised Land, are 
thrown into a lion’s den, or climb a tree to see Jesus.
Find  Locations here: http://www.bibleclubs.org/club_locations.htm

AWANA 
Administrative Office:
1 East Bode 
Streamwood, IL  60107-6658
Phone: 630-213-2000    866-292-6227
Website: https://www.awana.org 
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.

Youth for Christ International
National Office: 
PO Box 4555
7670 S. Vaughn Ct.
Englewood CO  80112 
Phone: 303-843-9000
Website: https://yfci.org
Youth for Christ is a worldwide Christian movement working with young people around the globe. 
Motivated by our own faith we give young people everywhere the opportunity to be followers of
Jesus Christ.

Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan
577 E. Larned
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-962-2250
Email: CSMITH@JAMICHIGAN.ORG
Website: https://www.jamichigan.org
Junior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary 
to bolster the chances for student success. The impact is measurable, too. Students who participate 
in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business 
concepts. We invite you to take a closer look at our programs!

STAND WITH TRANS
Phone: 248-739-9254
Email:  roz@standwithtrans.org    Roz Keith 
Website: https://standwithtrans.org
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 & OUT-WAYNE COUNTY

Friends of the Children 
National Office:
44 NE Morris 
Portland, OR  97212
Phone: 503-286-633
Email: info@friendsofthechildren.org
Website: https://friendsofthechildren.org
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Detroit Office:
7375 Woodward Ave.  Suite 1521
Detroit, MI  48202
Email: info@friendsdetroit.org
Website: http://friendsdetroit.org
Friends of the Children–Detroit is part of a national network of Friends of the Children chapters across 
the United States. Friends of the Children connects children – all of whom have unique talents – to a paid, professional mentor called a Friend. We hire and train Friends whose full-time jobs are to support our youth 
to succeed, despite the extremely challenging situations most experience, from as early as age 4 through 
high school graduation – 12+ years, no matter what. We select children ages 4-6 in Wayne County who are 
at-risk of entering foster care and pair them with a professional mentor called a Friend that stays with them 
through graduation, 12+ years, no matter what.

Downriver Panthers 
P.O. Box 535
Flat Rock, MI  48134 
Phone: 734-224-2211
Email:  info@downriverpanthers.com 
Website: https://www.downriverpanthers.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DownriverPanthers
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 disa-
bilities. 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 disa-
bility 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.

Youth Mentorship Program
The Henry Ford/Wayne-Westland Community School District
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI  48124
Phone:  313-982-6100 ext. 2264
Email:  SuzieS@TheHenryFord.org
Website:  www.TheHenryFord.org
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.

ACCESS  
(Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) 
2651 Saulino Ct. 
Dearborn, MI  48120
Phone:  313-842-6762
Website: https://www.accesscommunity.org
ACCESS is the largest Arab American community non-profit 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! 

Wyandotte Youth Assistance 
2015 Biddle Ave. 
Wyandotte, MI  48192
Phone: 734-324-7268
Email:  yap246@yahoo.com 
Website:  http://www.wyandotte.net/Departments/
Recreation/CommunityAssistancePrograms.asp
The Wyandotte Youth Assistance Program 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, recrea-
tional activities, prison visit, court observation, field trips, or tutoring help.

Westland Youth Assistance 
36300 Warren 
Westland, MI  48185
Phone:  734-467-7904
Email: Tali@CityofWestland.com 
Website:http://www.cityofwestland.com/departments/youth-assistance-program-431
*Parents/Guardians are expected to support their youth by participating in the Parenting Skills 
and Support Group.
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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 parti-
cipate with their youth learn to build positive relationships and communicate effectively.  


DETROIT METRO AREA 

THREADS FOR SUCCESS
27740 Franklin 
Southfield, MI  48034
Phone: 248-763-0170
Website: https://www.threadsforsuccess.org
Threads for Success (formerly Project Pinstripe) is a collaboration among Detroit-area professionals 
who understand that mentorship and encouragement can help shift the perspective of young men – 
opening their eyes to what their futures can hold. They share their experience and expertise with 
young men who may not have professional role models to help them develop the confidence and 
self-esteem they will need to succeed in life after high school.
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Threads for Success (formerly Project Pinstripe) prepares young men to transition from high school 
to adulthood. With coaching, guidance and mentorship by local professionals, they learn to believe 
in their future selves – and in their ability to succeed in a professional environment. 
Open only to high school Seniors!

The Bing Youth Institute 
151 W. Jefferson
Detroit, MI  48226 
Phone: 313-392-7016
Email: info@bingyouthinstitute.org
Website: https://bingyouthinstitute.org
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.)
1680 Michigan Ave. 
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone: 313-833-1600
Website: https://detroitpal.org
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 
pro-gram at the D. Dwayne Hurtt Student Athlete Resource Center.
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GIRLS INITIATIVE PROGRAM 
Phone: 313-833-1600  Dr. Ramona Cox
Email:  rcox@detroitpal.org 
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. 
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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 part-
nership with the Detroit Volleyball Coaches Association.

Franklin Wright Settlements Inc.               
Main Office:
3360 Charlevoix
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone:  313-579-1000
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Franklin Wright | Youthville
7575 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-309-1300
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Sophie Wright Branch
4141 Mitchell 
Detroit, M m48207
Phone: 313-579-1000
Email: info@franklinwright.org
Website: https://www.franklinwright.org
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 stren-
gthen literacy, math skills, cultural enrichment and violence prevention with weekly field trips.
Teen Center / College Tour:
Teen Center programming operates at Franklin – Wright’s main campus holding meetings and work-
shops twice a week after school hours for youth 13 – 18 years old. The program is designed to incr-
ease high school graduation rates, promote enhanced social competencies, teach vocational with 
many Success Academy participants being granted on-site admission.

MIDNIGHT GOLF 
Mailing Address: 
30100 Telegraph  Suite 404
Bingham Farms, MI  48025
Phone:  248-792-9438
Website: https://midnightgolf.org
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
7700 2nd Ave.  Suite 602
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-309-9234
Email: info@RhondaWalkerFoundation.org
Website: https://rhondawalkerfoundation.org
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. 

The Ruth Ellis Center
77 Victor 
Highland Park, MI  48203
Phone: 313-252-1950
Email: info@ruthelliscenter.org
Website:  www.ruthelliscenter.org 
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.

STAND WITH TRANS
Phone:  248-739-9254
Email:  roz@standwithtrans.org    Roz Keith 
Website:  www.standwithtrans.org 
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.

The Detroit Association of Black Organizations 
12048 Grand River Ave,
Detroit, MI  48204
Phone: 313-491-0003
Website: https://dabodetroitinc.net/about-us/initiatives
RAPPING MENTOR'S GOOD KIDS PROGRAM works with children 11-17 and uses Performing Arts 
training as a means of creating a form of self-expression for these youth and also generates peer 
prevention messages that they create and perform in the form of songs, raps, and skits.
FATHERS FIRST is a male focused teen pregnancy prevention program designed to promote and 
develop male responsibility in teen parenting.
KNIGHT WRITERS is a project that provides media internships for Metropolitan Detroit high school 
students and trains these individuals in radio and television pre-production, production, and post 
production. The Knight Writers, who focus is first on writing skills, create, named, air, and evaluate 
their own live and recorded television and radio segments. Such segments like “Teen Talk” and 
Strictly Sports” are produced and aired either in a live or recorded format that airs on WADL TV De-
troit and WCHB AM 1200.
DAUGHTER WITHOUT DADS works with teen and young adult women to provide support groups 
that will discuss their challenges, assist them in developing coping mechanisms, and will also target 
some of the consequences of father’s absences like human trafficking, promiscuity, substance abuse, 
and domestic abuse.
I CAN SEE MY FUTURE PROGRAM program targets Wayne County youth, females, ages 13-19 who are 
in one of the following categories; truant in school, teen mothers or at risk of unplanned pregnancy, 
youthful offenders on probation, those who are presently not enrolled in school, and also targets young 
women vulnerable to be exposed to “human trafficking” or who have already been immersed in the same 
due to drugs and alcohol.

Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance's Cody 
Rouge Youth Council 
Don Bosco Hall Community Resource Center 
19321 W. Chicago    Suite #105
Detroit, MI  48228
Phone:  313-397-9280
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Satellite Location:
Boys & Girls Club
16500 Tireman Ave.
Detroit, MI  48228
Website: https://www.codyrouge.org
The Cody Rouge Youth Council (CRYC) consists of young people ages 12-18 that live, work, worship 
or attend school in the Cody Rouge community, and have a genuine interest in making a difference 
in Detroit. 
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Youth Council members actively participate in community service projects and planning youth and 
community events for the Cody Rouge neighborhood. Members also gain college/career preparation 
and have opportunities to engage in leadership summer internships. 

The Manhood Project
26209 Ford 
P.O. Box 291
​Dearborn Heights, MI  48127
Phone: 313-421-6828
Email:  TheManhoodProject@gmail.com
Website: https://www.tmpmentoring.com
The Manhood Project (TMP) is a social-emotional learning (or SEL) development program. Our 
mission is to maximize the positive qualities of under-served youth, while minimizing their tem-
ptations to engage in at-risk behaviors. Using our four-part intervention strategy (Exposure, 
Education, Engagement and Encouragement), TMP helps to build morally strong, capable and 
confident young men throughout multiple communities. We do this by focusing on the 5 core 
SEL Competencies- Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision Making, Social 
Awareness and Skills. Learn more about our program and how to get involved below.

DEVELOPING K.I.D.S. 
St. Suzanne C.R.C. Resource Center
19321 W Chicago  Suite 107
Detroit, MI  48228
Phone: 888-294-6554
Website: https://developingkids.org
Developing Kingdoms in Different Stages (K.I.D.S.) began in 2007 with a mission of building strong 
communities by reaching out to youth and their families through prevention/ youth development, 
family management, and community support services. Since then, the youth we have served have 
had a 99-100% high school graduation rate. In 2019 alone, we worked with over 618 youth through 
more than 1,600 hours of programming.  All programs are offered at no cost to participants.

Eastside Community Network 
Youth on the Edge of Greatness
4401 Conner 
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone: 313-571-2800
Email:  info@ecn-detroit.org
Website: http://ecn-detroit.org
Youth on the Edge of Greatness (YOE) is the Eastside Community Network's oldest program, operating 
since 1985. The purpose of YOE is to garner youth voice in our community planning process. YOE fo-
cuses on community service, community planning skills, and leadership skills. There is also a focus on 
career and college readiness - highlighting creative jobs - through both vocational and college paths.
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THE VAULT TEEN CENTER
The Vault is a teen center located in our headquarters at 4401 Conner (between Warren and Mack). 
The center provides our youth with a safe space to socialize, learn and interact with each other. 

Detroit Parent Network 
726 Lothrop 
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-309-8100
Email:  emailus@detroitparentnetwork.org 
Website:  http://detroitparentnetwork.org 
Programing for students including College Prep services, tutoring / homework help, the Project 
Graduation program and more. Also programming for parents! 

I.M.A.G.I.N.E.  Mentoring    
22699 Van Dyke 
Warren, MI  48089
Phone: 844-668-6964
Email: info@imaginementoring.com
Website: https://www.imaginementoring.com
MISSION:
To implement life skills through educational sessions, motivational speaking, and internal and external 
experiences that will inspire and motivate young ladies and gentlemen. As a result, they will grow and 
develop as individuals as we naturally encourage them to live beyond their obstacles and dream bigger
than they have ever imagined.

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
1211 Trumbull
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone: 313-967-4880
Website: www.dhdc1.org 
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 exper-
ience at employers in Detroit and earn a stipend.  

Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers 
Detroit, MI  48235
Phone: 313-578-7500
Email: letusread2@yahoo.com
Website: www.computerclubhouse.org

Urban Neighborhood Initiatives 
8300 Longworth 
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone:  313-841-4447
Email:  frontdesk@unidetroit.org 
Website: https://www.unidetroit.org
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 comm-
unity. A multitude of after-school programming 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
Email:  EricaWright4262@att.net
Website: http://www.wcac-detroit.com/main.asp
Offers a wide variety of programs. 

MATRIX Human Services 
1400 Woodbridge 
Detroit, MI   48207
Phone: 313-962-5255
Email:  inquiries@matrixhs.org
Website: https://www.matrixhumanservices.org
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.
&
Matrix programs encompass early childhood, homeless youth, youth & families in crisis, community 
programs, events, senior services, HIV/AIDS support and include the largest Head Start program in 
Detroit serving more than 1,900 children.

BLACK FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
Administrative Office:
2995 E. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-758-0150 
&
SAMARITAN CENTER 
5555 Conner 
Detroit, MI  48213 
Phone:  313-758-0150
Website: https://www.blackfamilydevelopment.org
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.

WELLSPRING 
16742 Lamphere 
Detroit, MI  48219 
Phone: 313-255-9085
Email: mail@wellspringdetroit.org 
Website:  www.wellspringdetroit.org 
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, com-
munity 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, neigh-
borhood-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, & community blight removal.

THE YOUTH CONNECTION 
4777 E. Outer Dr.  Suite 1340
Detroit, MI  48234
Phone:  313-826-7099
Email:  info@theyouthconnection.org 
Website: https://www.theyouthconnection.org
Mission:
The Youth Connection is committed to providing high quality programs, advocacy and supportive 
services. We connect youth, young adults and their families in Metro Detroit to resources and op-
portunities that enrich their lives with special attention to those, who are under-served.

InsideOut Literary Arts Project's
Wayne State University
5201 Cass Ave.
Prentis Hall, 3rd Floor 
Detroit, MI  48202 
Phone: 313-577-4601
Website: https://insideoutdetroit.org 
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:

Empowered Flower Girl 
Email:  rasheda@rashedakamaria.com
Website: https://empoweredflowergirl.com
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, com-
munities and families seeking solutions to, drama, relational aggression and other social/commun-
ications challenges.

Life Directions Peer Motivation Program 
5716 Michigan Ave.  Suite 2200
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone: 888-552-0540
Website: https://www.lifedirections.org
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: 248-494-8357
Website:  http://www.circleoffriendsyouth.org
Circle of Friends Youth Foundation programs include tutoring, mentoring, job-readiness training, 
drug and violence prevention, clinical therapy referrals and scholarships.

Arab-American and Chaldean Council (A.C.C.)  
Administrative Office:   
363 W. Big Beaver 
Troy, MI  48084
Phone: 248-559-1990
Website: http://www.myacc.org
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 com-
pletion.
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 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 neighbor-
hoods together.

Detroit Impact Center
9930 Greenfield 
Detroit, MI  48227-2036
Phone: 313-272-0004
Email: info@detroitimpact.org
Website: https://www.detroitimpact.org
Various programs designed to build character, improve reading/comprehension skills, provide 
opportunities for creative expression, social skills, and personal growth. Activities include but 
are not limited to:

​Bridgepointe Nonprofit 
15 E Kirby  #1018 
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-744-2404
Website: https://www.bridgepointenonprofit.org
Bridgepointe has grown exponentially, engaging with ten Detroit-based schools, activating thousands 
of volunteers, building friendships and helping fund enriching experiences these students otherwise 
wouldn’t have access to. Inspired by their experiences with Bridgepointe, volunteers have initiated 
new projects from reading programs, personal tutoring, career days and field trips, to travel clubs, the 
El Sueño project, and even a boy scout troop - the first and only one in the area. Through these school-
based projects we have not only helped provide school supplies and unique educational opportunities, 
we have built long-lasting relationships with the students, teachers and principals of these schools.


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