BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF METRO DETROIT MENTORING PROGRAM
Community-Based Mentoring: Volunteer mentors ("Bigs") generally meet with their mentees ("Littles") once a week to share time, experiences and activities that enrich the lives of both.
Lunch Buddies: A site-based mentoring program that brings volunteers to community sites and schools to work with children one-to-one and in groups during their lunch period or during after school hours. Mentors help build the students' academic, social and life skills through activities during weekly program sessions.
Sports Buddies: The program helps to curtail the waiting time for boys seeking a mentor - including a shorter commitment period and structured program schedule that may fit the schedules of potential mentors. Sports Buddies Big Brothers meet their Little Brothers in a group once to twice a month, to either play sports or attend a sporting event.
Amachi Program: Based on the nationally-reputed model, the program works with children whose parent or parents are incarcerated. Chllden are matched with caring adults, who have been selected, screened and trained to work with this high-risk population.