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

FABFEMS
Website: https://www.fabfems.org
How to Connect with a Role Model:
Looking for someone to ask questions about a field you're interested in? Hoping to get some 
female STEM role models to join a career day at a school? The FabFems How to Connect with 
a Role Model Looking for someone to ask questions about a field you're interested in? Hoping 
to get some female STEM role database is the perfect place to find women in STEM who are 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    
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's
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 BBB-
SMD from other mentoring programs. Our mentoring model is certified by multiple federal 
government departments as an “Effective” evidence-based model in realizing positive out-
comes 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 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!
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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 disciple-
ship 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. Stu-
dents who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant under-
standing 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

The Salvation Army Downriver Corps.
1258 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI  48192
Phone: 734-282-0930
Website:  https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/downriver
The Salvation Army offers various programs to youth in a safe, Christian environment
including sports, latch-key, summer & music camp, VBS, etc. Free or very low-cost!

Downriver Panthers 
P.O. Box 535
Flat Rock, MI  48134 
Phone: 734-224-2211
Email: downriverpanthers@gmail.com 
Website: https://www.downriverpanthers.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DownriverPanthers
Downriver Panthers offers adapted sports and recreational activities to people in the down-
river and surrounding areas of S.E. Michigan. We service all ages and a wide variety of diff-
erent 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.

Youth Mentorship Program
The Henry Ford/Wayne-Westland Community School District
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI  48124
Phone:  313-982-6100 #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 com-
ponent where the youth have an opportunity to give back to the community and be the men-
tors 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/community/community_assistance/index.php
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 inter-
vention 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 help.

Westland Youth Assistance 
36300 Warren 
Westland, MI  48185
Phone:  734-467-7904
Email: Tali@CityofWestland.com 
Website: https://www.cityofwestland.com/31/Residents
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 participate with their youth learn to build positive relationships and communicate effect-
ively.  


DETROIT METRO AREA 

THE LAWN ACADEMY 
MAIN ADDRESS:
2470 Collingwood Room 208
Detroit, MI 48206
MAILING ADDRESS: 
The Lawn Academy
PO Box 14215
Detroit, MI 48214
Phone: 888-380-5618
Website: https://sharedetroit.org/nonprofit/lawn-academy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLawnAcademy
WHAT WE DO
We provide leadership development for youth via 6C methodologies and provide free lawn 
care for seniors, veterans, and people with special needs.
INTERESTING INFO
          arm to 100% support non-profit activities​

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 
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 challeng-
ing 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.

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 suc-
ceed 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 exclu-
sively 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 pr-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 partnership 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 preven-
tion 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 pre-
vention with weekly field trips.
Teen Center / College Tour:
Teen Center programming 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 compete-
ncies, 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 &
the provision of core and adjunct services, either on-site or through referrals, we seek 
to 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 Per-
forming 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 pro-
mote 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 Detroit 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 en-
rolled 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 plan-
ning 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 pro-
gram. Our mission is to maximize the positive qualities of under-served youth, while 
minimizing their temptations to engage in at-risk behaviors. Using our four-part inter-
vention strategy (Exposure, Education, Engagement and Encouragement), TMP helps 
to build morally strong, capable and confident young men throughout multiple comm-
unities. 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 focuses on community service, community plan-
ning 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 
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, &
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
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 neighbor-
hood at a time to develop a plan which meets the needs of that community. A multitude 
of after-school programming is offered through UNI, including youth employment pro-
grams for teens 14-18 and youth leadership opportunities. UNI is based in the Spring-
wells 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 
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 employ-
ees 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 &
supportive services. We connect youth, young adults and their families in Metro Detroit
to resources and opportunities that enrich their lives with special attention to those, who
are underserved.

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, communities and families seeking solutions to, drama, relat-
ional aggression and other social/communications 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 respon-
sible 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 preven-
tion and conflict resolution.
ACC’s Recreational Program: 
Provides year-round services after-school and during daytime 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 
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 pro-
gram focused on self-esteem, abstinence from risky behaviors, violence prevention and conflict resolution. Participants are provided mentoring, educational and recreat- ional 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 opport-
unity 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:



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