Covenant House Seeks Volunteers To Mentor Youth In Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – Have you ever considered becoming a mentor?

Covenant House in Detroit serves as a sanctuary for young people who have been abused or neglected — many of which have slept on friends’ couches or in abandoned buildings because they have nowhere else to go.

The shelter is now looking for a few good men and women who are willing to work with young adults, ages 18 to 23, who are trying to turn their lives around.

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Greg Bowman spoke with Victoria McCloskey, director of the Love Hope Mentoring Program.

“These mentors, they would come in and give their professional contacts, their community contacts, to the kids and help to grow the youth in both whatever their career is that they want to go into, as well as kind of to help them grow, and to give back and be better productive citizens for the community,” McCloskey said.

Mentors need to be least 25 years old and live in the metro Detroit area, and commit to a minimum of four hours per month spent one-on-one with their mentee for a one year commitment; and also communicate weekly with their mentee via phone and email, and attend group events.

A mentor support group will also be available.

Those interested should visit this link.

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