Mentor Connection

This unique program matches volunteer adult mentors with Oakland County youth (ages 7-17) who can benefit from the support and guidance that comes from this critical relationship.

Matched based on similar interests, hobbies and geographic location, mentors and mentees spend time together participating in activities they both enjoy. Whether playing video games, going out to lunch or talking about career aspirations, mentors enrich the lives of youth by helping them develop critical life skills. Mentors and mentees also have the option of participating in group activities such as sporting events, ice skating, bowling and museum visits, as organized by Jewish Family Service.

Mentors must be 18 years and older and pass a series of rigorous background checks before they can be considered for the program. Once accepted, mentors are supported through quarterly educational trainings and ongoing communication with Mentor Connection staff. They also receive free or discounted services to local businesses through our Community Partnership program.

If your child could benefit from having a mentor, click here.

For more information, contact the Youth Initiatives Coordinator at 248.592.2264 or mentoring@jfsdetroit.org.