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.
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.
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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  • Children Served Annually 


  • Kids that are waiting for a big


  • Hours of one-too-one mentoring this month


  • Annual bowling for kids events


  • New community partners this month



Jeannine Gant
CEO & President
Beth O'Connor
Director of Programs
Hannah Olswewski
Program Specialist
Allison Distefano
Site-Based Specialist
Dorothy Pugh
Match Support Specialist
Joseph Yelick
Program Specialist
Mallory Teglash
Site-Based Specialist
Sierra Barber
Program and Operations Associate
Kylie Cole
Match Support Specialist
Kaitlyn Bednarowski
Match Support Specialist
Jasmine Jackson
Program Specialist
Nichole Joos
Site Based Program Manager
Marlin Franklin
Public Ally
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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

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