An Hour a Week at the Same Time & Place

An ideal opportunity for individuals and companies to help support young people

In location-based mentoring, mentors travel with a group or on their own to a school or community center for one hour per week.

Once there, they work one-on-one with the same child every week – playing games, reviewing schoolwork, and most importantly listening, sharing experiences, and providing advice and guidance.

Location-based mentoring is an ideal program for companies interested in serving the community, helping young people – and even providing a meaningful “team building” experience for employees. Many metro Detroit companies – including Lear Corporation, Delta Air Lines, and Bodman Law – are participating in the program.

If you are interested in participating in a location-based program – and if you think it’s an opportunity that may interest your business – please call VIP at 313 964-1110.

Location-specific mentoring opportunities are currently available at these locations:

Charles Wright Academy (Detroit-West) 19299 Berg, Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm
Romulus Elementary (Romulus) 32200 Beverly, Thursdays 8:40am-9:40am
Denby High School (Detroit-East) 12800 Kelly, Fridays 2:30pm-3:30pm
Spain School (Midtown) 3700 Beaubien Mondays, 9:00am-10:00am
Dixon School (Detroit-West) 8401 Trinity, Tuesdays 10:00am-11:00am
Bethune School (Detroit-West) 8145 Puritan, Fridays 1:00pm-2:00pm

Also see the Becoming a Mentor section for the requirements – including training.