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- Celebrating Mentor Michigan History
Mentor Michigan was launched as a pilot program in 1999, by then-Attorney General Jennifer Granholm. In 2003, Granholm became Governor and Mentor Michigan became a signature program of the Michigan Community Service Commission. In 2018, we re-launched as Mentor Michigan+ to add youth service as part of the equation. Now we are re-launching the monthly newsletter to provide valuable resources and information.
- My Sister's Keeper Supports Detroit Area Girls
My Sister's Keeper is a sisterhood of women willing to give their love, time, talents and resources in an effort to keep Michigan girls on the path to success.
- MM+ Provides 200 Complimentary Registrations for National Virtual Mentoring Summit
Mentor Michigan+ provided nearly 200 complimentary registrations to the virtual National Mentoring Summit. Several Michigan organizations were able to attend the Summit for the first time and gained access to national resources.
- MCSC Supports Youth Engagement as part of MLK Day
The Michigan Community Service Commission supported 56 MLK day volunteer projects across Michigan. As part of the initiative, there were over 1,500 youth who were involved with serving and were part of a larger group of 3,000 volunteers who provided over 10,000 hours of service.
- Strong Partner of MCSC: The Lawn Academy
Eric Miller, founder of The Lawn Academy, has been putting his youth organization on the map. Eight years ago, he started the program for two youth. Last summer, he had 83. As the program grew, he sought new resources and support. He became a strong partner of MM+ and secured additional resources. These efforts have resulted in the program expanding to serve more youth and allowed Miller to run his nonprofit more efficiently.
- National Quality Mentoring System Grants Available
Mentor Michigan+ is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support mentoring programs in Southeast Michigan to enhance their capacity through the utilization of the National Quality Mentoring System (NQMS). We invite your mentoring program to apply for the unique opportunity to pilot this quality assessment system.
- U.S. Representative Andy Levin Supports Mentoring
U.S. Representative Andy Levin comes from a long line of public servants and he believes in giving back to his community. He has been active in social justice issues throughout his life and is a strong proponent of mentoring. Recently he was asked what he learned from his mentors – he stated, “vulnerability.”
- What is Mentor Michigan?
Thousands of people are looking for ways to help others. Mentor Michigan harnesses that energy by supporting more than 250 mentoring organizations around the state - organizations that match caring adults with young people in need of role models.
- Become A Mentor Do you want to become a mentor? Learn how to get connected with a local mentoring program here.
- Meet MCSC's director of youth initiatives
David R. Martus is the Director of Youth Initiatives for the Michigan Community Service Commission.
- Four named Michigan's Mentors of the Year
To honor exemplary volunteer service in Michigan, the Michigan Community Service Commission presented the 2019 Mentor of the Year awards.
- Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters
Submit your mentoring story of how mentoring makes a difference in the lives of youth and their mentors.
- Donate to Mentor Michigan
Would you like to contribute to Mentor Michigan's efforts to support mentoring programs across the state? Click here to discover how you can make a donation.