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Join Our Mentoring Team

Through our structured and evidence-based Workforce Prep program, mentors help transform students into self-reliant, employable, and productive adults with defined academic and career goals, and highly desirable workforce skills. Our mentors are volunteers from the local business community who are dedicated to helping local high school students achieve success.

All of our mentoring positions for the 2019-20 school year have been filled, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved. If you would like to be considered for other volunteer opportunities this year, or mentoring in the 2020-21 school year, fill out a General Interest Form. Learn more by contacting Carla Wellborn at or 313-320-4118.

We Make It Easy To Be A Mentor

  • Annual training seminars
  • Structured sessions with a workbook and organized activities
  • Mentoring sessions held at participating high schools
  • Staff support and guidance at every session

Mentors Help Students

  • Develop life skills
  • Learn job readiness strategies
  • Explore different careers
  • Set academic and career goals

Mentor Expectations

  • Participate in an interview and background check
  • Attend two training seminars
  • Mentor 2-4 students during weekly in-class mentoring sessions at their chosen school, one hour per week, 22 weeks, October through May
  • Must be at least 24 years old

Participating Schools

  • Cass Technical High School (I-75 and Grand River, Detroit)
  • Community High School (16 Mile and Ryan, Sterling Heights)
  • Harper Woods High School (I-94 and Vernier, Harper Woods)
  • Mumford High School (McNichols and Lodge Freeway, Detroit)
  • Pontiac Academy for Excellence (Baldwin and Woodward Loop, Pontiac)
  • Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology (10 Mile & Lahser, Southfield)
  • Warren Mott High School (12 Mile and Dequindre, Warren)

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