VIP Mentoring serves children in Detroit which is located in Wayne County and in several other nearby counties. These children may be burdened with the weight of poverty, the pain of abuse, the stigma of an incarcerated parent, or other debilitating family circumstances. These are the children embraced by VIP.
Our magnificent mentors are the backbone of our organization. They mentor children 6-8 hours a month to nurture, uplift, and enrich the lives of our youth. To become a volunteer please visit our Become a Mentor page.
VIP Mentoring is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees whose primary responsibility is the fiscal health of the organization.
VIP Mentoring Board of Trustees
Keith Ford, Chair
Robert Bublitz, CPA, Vice Chair
Paul Villarruel, Esq., Secretary
Bradley Hehl, Treasurer
John Bentley, Trustee
Jimmie Comer, Trustee
Jerry Dash, Trustee
Robert Diehl, Truste
Jerome Espy, Trustee
Greg Kwapis, Trustee
VIP Mentoring is a 501(c)(3) organization funded entirely by donations. We welcome any and all contributions including those from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government.
Volunteers in Prevention, Probation, Prison, Inc. is recognized by the Department of the Treasury as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to VIP Mentoring Inc. are deductible for income tax purposes and in the manner and to the extent provided by law.
The VIP Mentoring staff is comprised of a team of efficient, results driven professionals who actively carry out the day-to-day activities by screening, training, and supporting mentors to ensure the sustainability of all matches.