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Our Kids

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.


What people are saying about VIP?

“VIP Mentoring does two things for our children: One, this program gives them hope. Two, VIP shows them that despite all of the negative things that have impacted their lives, they can still rise to greatness.”

Tiana Baker-Mentor

“Through their mentoring of children at our school, we ended the school year with a group of children who were better able to work together in achieving learning goals. Overall, students’ classroom behavior improved and their confidence increased. Attendance has increased for this classroom as a result of not wanting to miss their mentoring sessions.”

Ronnie Sims – DPS Principal (Former)
Brenda Scott Academy