Community Mentoring
Community Mentoring

This is the most well-known BBBS national research mentoring model, which matches youth with volunteers who share common interests and activities that they plan together, simply sharing everyday experiences.

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School Based Mentoring
School Based Mentoring

Big's and Little's meet for supervised sessions at a dedicated site, such as a school or a community center with adult mentors. Still experiencing a one-to-one mentoring relationship. ​ Lunch Buddies/After School. Aimed at engaging elementary aged youth during their lunch time, matches explore activities around academic success, self-confidence and decision-making.

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Workplace Mentoring
Workplace Mentoring

The focus of this program is aimed at engaging youth with adult mentors in educational and fun activities that explore various themes of youth development. Each volunteer is matched with one student who they will work with for the entire school year (and beyond!). During scheduled meeting times, matches participate in activities that are planned and facilitated by a Site-Based Specialist.

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New Education Movement

The New Education Movement is a large, consolidated mentoring initiative established by the Detroit HBCU Network and Center for Student Advocacy, powered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit. The New Education Movement Initiative strives to save our children from the dangers of this world. Through new expansion the New Education Movement is currently seeking mentors, speakers and volunteers for various programs. Apply below today and help us change the life of all children for the better, forever!

National Mentoring Match of the Month

The picture of our featured National Mentoring Month Match Little, Damya  teaching her Big, Trudi arts & crafts is priceless!  Trudi has been a Big in the Comcast Beyond School Walls work site mentoring program since 2010.

Her previous Little graduated from elementary school last year and Trudi was eager to participate again with a new Little in the 2017-2018 school year! Trudi admires children's energy and her new Little, Damya, has a lot of it!


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STAFF

Jeannine Gant
Jeannine Gant

CEO & President jeannine.gant@bbbsdetroit.org 3130309-9252

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Beth O'Connor
Beth O'Connor

Director of Programs beth.oconnor@bbbsdetroit.org 313-309-9229

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Hannah Olswewski
Hannah Olswewski

Program Specialist hannah.olszewski@bbbsdetroit.org 313-309-9213

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Allison Distefano
Allison Distefano

Site-Based Specialist allison.distefano@bbbsdetroit.org 313-309-9209

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Dorothy Pugh
Dorothy Pugh

Match Support Specialist dorthy.pugh@bbbsdetroit.org 313-309-9216

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Joseph Yelick
Joseph Yelick

Program Specialist joseph.yelick@bbbsdetroit.org 313-309-9274

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Mallory Teglash
Mallory Teglash

Site-Based Specialist mallory.teglash@bbbsdetroit.org 313-309-9264

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Sierra Barber
Sierra Barber

Program and Operations Associate sierra.barber@bbbsdetroit.org 313-309-0277

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Kylie Cole
Kylie Cole

Match Support Specialist kylie.cole@bbbsdetroit.org 313-309-9239

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Kaitlyn Bednarowski
Kaitlyn Bednarowski

Match Support Specialist kaitlyn.bednaroswki@bbbsdetroit.org 313-309-9215

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Jasmine Jackson
Jasmine Jackson

Program Specialist jasmine.jackson@bbbsdetroit.org 313-309-9211

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Nichole Joos
Nichole Joos

Site Based Program Manager Nichole.Joos@bbbsdetroit.org 313-309-9212

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Marlin Franklin
Marlin Franklin

Public Ally Marlin.franklin@bbbsdetroit.org 3130309-9241

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On June 22nd, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit hosted its 2nd annual Great BIG Auction at the MotorCity Casino Sound Board Theater. Shattering last year’s record, nearly 300 people attended the new-style charity event that was hosted by Fox 2 News’ Maurielle Lue, Detroit News Columnist Chuck “Style Guru” Bennett and chaired by Rick Hampson, president of Citizens Bank of Michigan.

 

The Great Big Auction- “A Night in Paradise” featured a chance to bid on once-in- a-lifetime, experiential live auction packages created by the Class of 2018 Great Big Auction Warriors.  This year’s Warrior class included:

             Event Chairman: Rick Hampson- Citizens Bank

             Host & Warrior: Chuck Bennett- Detroit News Columnist

             Hostess: Maurielle Lue- Fox 2 Detroit News

             Angye Ennis- Ennis Entertainment Media

             Armond Rashad Harris- Jabs Gym         

             Chris Pence- CR6 Business Solutions

             Chef Bobby (Robert) Nahra- Fox 2 Detroit

             Dewey Steffen- Great Lakes Wealth

             Garyn O. Davis- GM Financial

             Grace Keros- American Coney Island

             Jeannine Gant- BBBSMD     

             Laith Hanna- Motor City Petroleum    

             Ngum Suh- NLS Consultants

             Rob Sims- OBDIOS Group LLC, Former Detroit Lions Player           Comedianne "COCO" pictured above.

             Surprise Warrior- HOUR Media

             William “Bill”  Avery- UBS