Affinity Mentoring is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that partners with local businesses, organizations, and schools to match students in K-8th grade with a caring adult role model to journey alongside them one hour a week. Mentoring is a mutually beneficial experience. Both you and your student’s worlds will expand as you enter into relationship with… See full description
    , Other
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors
  • Formal
  • Education, Job Skills, Social Skills
  • Birth to 5, Elementary (5-10), Middle School
  • Same One-to-One, Same Small Group
  • Academically at Risk, Differently-abled, First Gen College, Foster Care, Gifted, LGBTQ+, Low Income Household, Mental Health
  • School
  • Adults, Teens
  • Individuals, Male
  • More Than A Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons
  • In-depth
The Asset Building Mentoring program partners adult mentors with middle school girls who participate in Alternatives For Girls’ after school program. Asset-Building is a college and career prep program that helps participants become academically and financially ready to go to college or another post-secondary educational program. The role of the mentor is to serve as… See full description
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors
  • Education, Emotional, Other
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, First Gen College, Foster Care, Low Income Household, Mental Health
  • Nonprofit
  • Adults, Adults (18+), 55+
  • Individuals, Female
  • More Than A Year
  • 2 Hours/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings
  • Moderate
Provide leadership training, academic assistance, encouragement, and one-on-one mentoring to youth Youth, ages 11-19, participate in academic assistance sessions and/ or a college immersion / awareness program, and when not in class, provide lawn care services, free of charge, for elderly, veterans in need, and disabled/handicapped residents. Mentor to provide career insights, one-on-one mentoring to… See full description
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Healthy Behaviors
  • Education, Emotional, Job Skills, Social Skills
  • Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, First Gen College, Gifted, Low Income Household
  • School
  • Adults, Adults (18+), 55+
  • Individuals
  • 1 Day
  • 2 Hours/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekends
  • Moderate
Based on years of extensive research, Big Brothers Big Sisters requires our volunteers to be capable of the following commitments. Our professional staff members work with volunteers to ensure these commitments can be met by providing coaching, training, and activities to help you develop in your role as a Big. • Commit to a minimum… See full description
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors
  • Formal
  • Education, Emotional, Job Skills, Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, Differently-abled, First Gen College, Foster Care, Gifted, LGBTQ+, Mental Health
  • Community Center, Volunteer's Choice
  • Adults, Adults (18+), 55+
  • Individuals
  • 1 Full Year, More Than A Year
  • 2+ Hours/Week
  • Moderate
Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 18, in Kalamazoo, Allegan, Calhoun, and Van Buren counties. The financial support of hundreds of donors makes it possible for the agency to professionally match and professionally support Bigs, Littles and their families through the life of… See full description
    , Other
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors
  • On-site
  • Education, Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, First Gen College, Gifted, Juvenile System, LGBTQ+, Low Income Household
  • Community Center
  • Adults, Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • 1 Full Year, More Than A Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings, Weekends
  • Moderate
As a Big, you have the opportunity to make a tremendous difference in the life of a child. Your guidance and understanding can help a child believe they can have a brighter future by empowering them with the tools to achieve and reach their full potential. And the best part is; it’s actually a lot… See full description
    , Other
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Healthy Behaviors
  • Education, Outdoor
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, First Gen College, Foster Care, Homeless
  • After School
  • Adults, Adults (18+), 55+, 18-24
  • Individuals, Male
  • 1 Full Year
  • 2+ Hours/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekends
Bethany Christian Services’ mentoring program serves three youth populations: Domestic Foster Care, Refugee Foster Care, and Youth Services (for older at-risk youth in the Grand Rapids community). Mentors in our program serve as positive role models who are willing to offer a listening ear and spend quality time with their mentee. The program is community-based,… See full description
    , Young Adults (18-24)
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors, Job Placement/Performance, Reduce Recidivism
  • On-site
  • Social Skills
  • Birth to 5, Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, Differently-abled, First Gen College, Foster Care, Homeless, Low Income Household, Pregnant/Parenting
  • Community Center
  • Adults, Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • More Than A Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Anytime, Weekday Evenings, Weekends
  • Moderate
The Building Better Men Program is a mentoring/leadership development program for young males ages 8-18.
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Healthy Behaviors
  • Education, Emotional, Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk
  • After School
  • Adults, Adults (18+), 55+
  • Individuals
  • More Than A Year
  • 2 Hours/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate
Our mentors work one-on-one with an elementary aged student to guide them through targeted literacy lessons. The lessons are completed by Center for Success Staff and are ready before each session. In addition to reading support, mentors assist with homework, problem solve, and build positive supportive relationships with our youth. A one hour training and… See full description
    , Other
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors
  • On-site
  • Education, Social Skills
  • Birth to 5, Elementary (5-10), Middle School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, Foster Care, Low Income Household
  • Nonprofit, School
  • Adults, Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • 1 Full Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings
  • Minimal
Mentoring Services provides mentoring to several different populations, including Foster Care and youth living in a Residential facility, At-Risk and High Needs Youth, and youth that have experienced instanced of trauma. Mentor’s serve as positive figures that spend time with youth, and help them to achieve person centered goals. Mentor’s are expected to spend at… See full description
    , Other
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors
  • On-site
  • Education, Social Skills
  • Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One, Same Small Group, Different One-to-One, Different Small Groups
  • Academically at Risk, Differently-abled, Foster Care, Homeless
  • Community Center
  • Adults, Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • More Than A Year
  • 2+ Hours/Week
  • Weekday Evenings, Weekends
  • Moderate
Mentors can change the lives of young people. By being genuine you are able to be matched with a young person that you can have the best relationship with. Quiet or not; Athletic or not; Artistic or not; Young or not; truly, all types of personality styles or types can be great mentors. Our program… See full description
    , Other
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization
  • On-site
  • Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Community Center
  • Adults, Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • 1 Full Year, More Than A Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekends
  • Moderate
To provide children facing adversity with strong & enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Mentors are asked to commit to at least 18 months of being matched in the program with two program options to mentor within. The Community Based option meets in the community, 2-4 times… See full description
    , Other
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization
  • On-site
  • Education, Social Skills
  • Birth to 5, Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, Differently-abled, Foster Care, Gifted, LGBTQ+, Low Income Household, Mental Health
  • Community Center
  • Adults, Adults (18+), 55+
  • Individuals, Male
  • 1 Full Year, More Than A Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekends
  • Minimal
– Makes a commitment to be matched with a VIP youth for one year – Transports the child to and from activities – Meets 3-4 times each month for a minimum 2 hours per meeting – Reports meetings to VIP monthly – VIP staff will support mentors and youth throughout the entire program. You must… See full description
  • Weekly
  • On-site
  • Education
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk
  • Community Center, School
  • Adults, Adults (18+), 55+
  • Individuals, Corporate Teams
  • More Than A Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate
“VIP Mentoring creates high quality mentoring relationships for youth whose circumstances or risk factors reduce their potential to transition to a “productive adulthood.” Current Schools include: Charles Wright Academy (Elementary)- Thursdays, Spain Elementary/Middle – Mondays , Romulus Elementary – Tuesdays, Central High School – lunch time and after school, Denby High School – Fridays. To complete: – 2 hours of… See full description
    , Other
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Reduce Recidivism
  • On-site
  • Education, Social Skills
  • Birth to 5, Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One, Same Small Group
  • Academically at Risk, First Gen College, Homeless, Juvenile System, Low Income Household
  • After School, School
  • Adults, Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • More Than A Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons
  • Minimal
Serving Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Mecosta, Montcalm, Osceola, Roscommon Counties. Provides one-to-one mentoring services for children age 5-14. Includes programs of lunch buddies and community based (or Traditional) Big Brothers Big Sisters. Adults or teens over 17. Must be able to drive, complete application with references and complete a full criminal background check.
    , Other
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Healthy Behaviors
  • On-site
  • Education, Job Skills, Social Skills
  • Birth to 5, Elementary (5-10), Middle School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, Differently-abled, First Gen College, Foster Care, Gifted, Homeless, Juvenile System, LGBTQ+, Low Income Household, Mental Health
  • Community Center
  • Adults, Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • 1 Full Year, More Than A Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekends
  • Minimal
Each Mentor agrees to meet with his mentee once a week at the mentee’s school during the mentee’s lunch hour or free period. Each mentor commits to being matched with his mentee for a minimum of one year. In addition to the weekly meetings, BINGO plans various outings and forums for mentees who are enrolled… See full description
    , Other
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors
  • On-site
  • Education, Job Skills
  • Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, Low Income Household
  • School
  • Adults, Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • 1 Full Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate
We provide mentors to children facing adversity by matching them 1-to-1 with a positive adult or high school mentor. Mentors are needed for a minimum commitment of 1 year depending on placement in either a school-based or community-based setting. Mentors must be in a stable situation in their personal life, work, and mental health. Mentors… See full description
    , Other
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors
  • On-site
  • Education, Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, Low Income Household
  • School
  • Adults, Adults (18+), 55+
  • Individuals, Male
  • 1 Full Year, More Than A Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate
The Mentoring Program provide support and guidance over a prolonged time from older person to a at-risk Hispanic youth ages 8 to 16 to help them gain skills and confidence to be responsible for his own choices and his future, with emphasis on academic and occupational skills. The goals of Mentoring program are through mentors… See full description
    , Other
  • Weekly
  • Healthy Behaviors
  • On-site
  • Education, Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Low Income Household
  • Nonprofit
  • Adults, Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • More Than A Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate
The Peer Mentor Program establishes positive peer-to-peer and intergenerational mentoring relationships by engaging school administrators, teachers, student families, Adult Coaches, certified peer achievers; and at-risk 8th graders in a community-wide response to eliminate violence and self defeating attitudes that keep students from successful graduation. In this process, achieving 10th and 11th graders, who have graduated… See full description
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors
  • Formal
  • Education, Emotional, Social Skills
  • Middle School
  • Same One-to-One, Peer
  • Academically at Risk, Differently-abled, LGBTQ+
  • After School, School
  • Teens
  • Individuals
  • 1 Full Year, More Than A Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons
  • In-depth
The Refugee Mentoring & Tutoring Program works to provide appropriate adults to help meet the specific needs of the individual youth. We want mentors that help youth adjust to a new culture in the United States as well as improve their personal, social, and independent living skills. Tutors in our program should be patient enough… See full description
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Other
  • Education, Emotional, Social Skills
  • High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Foster Care, LGBTQ+
  • Community Center
  • Adults, Adults (18+), 55+, 18-24
  • Individuals
  • 1 School Year
  • 2 Hours/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekends
Mentors can change the lives of young people. By being genuine you are able to be matched with a young person that you can have the best relationship with. Quiet or not; Athletic or not; Artistic or not; Young or not; truly, all types of personality styles or types can be great mentors. Our program… See full description
    , Other
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization
  • On-site
  • Education, Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10)
  • Same One-to-One
  • Nonprofit
  • Adults, Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • 1 Full Year, More Than A Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings, Weekends
  • Minimal
Person who can share professional life experiences in a small group setting, along with an ability and desire to connect with students. Ability to listen and communicate effectively. Need to have 45 minutes available for 20 weeks during the school year. The program recruits students from high schools in the Port Huron area. We hold… See full description
    , 6 Months
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Healthy Behaviors
  • On-site
  • Job Skills, Social Skills
  • Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One, Same Small Group, Different One-to-One, Different Small Groups
  • Academically at Risk, First Gen College, Gifted, Low Income Household
  • School
  • Adults, Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekends
  • Moderate
Volunteers, ages 18 and older, are matched with Newaygo County youth, between the ages of 5 and 14, in a one-to-one mentoring relationship for a minimum of a one year commitment. Matches meet about four times each month and spend a minimum of eight hours each month together. Matches determine scheduling that works best for… See full description
    , Other
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors
  • On-site
  • Outdoor, Social Skills
  • Birth to 5, Elementary (5-10), Middle School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, Low Income Household
  • Community Center
  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • 1 Full Year, More Than A Year
  • 2 Hours/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate