- 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.
- 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+ provided nine mentoring programs with a grant to pilot National Quality Mentoring System to adopt evidence based mentoring standards. Each received up to 50 hours of customized support, training, and technical assistance provided by a consultant. If your mentoring program is interested in improving its’ best practices, consider applying for this opportunity for 2021.
- 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.
- College Access: How Mentoring Relationships Can Help There are many conversations young people in Michigan never have. Conversations that would help them prepare for today, tomorrow, and their future. For many youth, a mentor can help them have those dialogues and expose them to resources and opportunities otherwise left undiscovered.
- Share Your Mentoring Story
Celebrate Mentoring by sharing your stories of how mentoring makes a difference in the lives of youth and their mentors.