Community-based Mentoring Program
The Dresner Foundation provided Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit with a $50,000 grant to help expand its existing community-based mentoring program.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit’s (BBBSMD) mentoring program offers one to one mentoring to nearly 1,000 youth annually through school-based and community-based mentoring programs. Volunteers make a commitment to develop a relationship with a youth between 9 and 17 years old outside of a school setting at least 4 hours per month for one year. BBBSMD provides mentor orientation, training, and ongoing support to the youth, their family, and mentors throughout the duration of the relationship.
The support from the Dresner Foundation will help to provide youth with caring, trusted adult mentors and individualized support services geared toward keeping mentees engaged and successful in their homes, communities and schools.
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