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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...

Working Together to Build a Bright Future

Community-based mentors arrange time and activities with one boy or girl every week. This program entails meeting at least once a week, at a time and place agreeable to the young person, parent or guardian. Basically,...

You Can Do This!

Be the difference in the life of a young person... There are moments in every child’s life that require the wisdom, understanding and guidance of an adult figure: Moments of growth, times of transition, periods...
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A Visit to Spain and Romulus Elementary Schools

Mentors and students from Spain School in Detroit and Romulus Elementary School talk about location-based mentoring.

VIP Mentoring Programs

Four Unique Opportunities for Adults and Young People Traditional Mentoring (Community-Based and Location-Specific) The goal of this program is to create one-to-one matches between a young person and an adult that will last for one year...

We Couldn’t Do This Without Them!

Our dedicated sponsors make everything possible. We're pleased to present our sponsors from the 2017 Coaches for Kids Maize ‘N’ Green Tailgate: Thanks to our many sponsors, VIP is able to help improve the lives of...

Help a Young Person Achieve a Great Life

Help VIP identify young people who would benefit from a mentoring relationship. There are opportunities that every child should have within their reach. VIP helps expose children to activities that stimulate growth and learning in a...

Helping Young Lives Since 1980

The mission of VIP is to create meaningful mentoring relationships for children in Michigan. Our primary focus is on young people in the city of Detroit, and parts of Wayne County, where challenging circumstances seriously...

The Lear Automotive Youth Academy

Teaching Job and Life Skills to VIP Mentees since 2004 VIP Mentoring has been involved in the Lear Automotive Youth Academy since 2004. Select students have the unique experience of participating each summer in the...

Founded by Judge Keith Leenhouts

Royal Oak jurist was dedicated to helping young people overcome early obstacles. VIP Mentoring was founded in 1980 by Royal Oak Judge Keith Leenhouts, who was dedicated to providing a “circle of trust” around young...