The MSU Extension 4-H Youth Mentor Program has provided mentor services to Macomb County youth since 1991. We match qualified adult volunteers with Macomb County youth in need of guidance, encouragement, and direction. The goal is to prevent youth from becoming more deeply involved with the Court systems. We are a prevention program, proven to save county tax dollars by diverting youth from more costly levels of care and intervention.
Mentor volunteers receive training and provide one-on-one mentoring services to youth ages 8-17. Adult volunteers are required to meet at least 2 hours a week with their mentee, working around their schedule. Mentors provide friendship support, and positive role modeling. They may engage the youth in formal education and/or recreational activities. In addition, volunteers and youth attend monthly workshops and support group meetings (Readiness Workshops and Mentor Roundtable Discussions) at the MSU Extension office.
For more information, contact Dequindre Bell (586) 469-5979 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org