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Mentors Needed for African-American Youth

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The key to African-American students obtaining academic success is mentorship. Many black youth throughout metro Detroit lack successful African-American adults being actively involved in their lives and providing them with critical guidance and support.

Although black youth can see and read about successful African-Americans in history and in the media, many black youth view this success as something unattainable. Largely because they don’t have the opportunity to witness successful African-Americans up close and personal.  Black youth across Metro Detroit need trusting relationships with strong black mentors energetically engaged in their lives to help them make wise decisions.

As successful African-American adults we must make a personal commitment to becoming mentors of black youth in Metro Detroit.  Our involvement can make a big difference in their lives.  We can inspire them to be self-reliant and goal driven.  We must also work together to increase our impact by encouraging others to mentor.

Opportunities exist within Winning Futures to empower African-American youth to succeed. Our program  focuses on the life skills of character value identification, goal setting, career preparation and strategic planning. 

Let’s make a difference. Every student deserves a winning future.

Ken Elkins, Marketing and Program Director, Winning Futures

2 thoughts on “Mentors Needed for African-American Youth”

  1. I plan to attend a Winning Futures informational session at DTE Energy and find out more about the program. Being a Cass Tech graduate, I guess you know my location preference.

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