Southfield (CBS Detroit)  – Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is leading a team of corporate, sports and community foundations working to improve the lives of  boys and teens from Detroit through his BINGO program (Boys Inspired Through Nurturing Growth and Opportunities).

Former Mayor Dave Bing, Bing Youth Institute, with Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CBS 62)

Bing talked about it on CBS 62’s MICHIGAN MATTERS with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain. That show  airs 11:30 am Sunday.

He started the Bing Youth Institute six years ago and launched BINGO shortly thereafter as he saw so many boys of color  without fathers and a male role model and knew how important that person can be to a young person’s future.

Former Mayor Dave Bing, Bing Youth Institute, with Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CBS 62)

He talked about finding mentors and pairing them with a mentee from Detroit.

Bing also discussed the state of politics and how he sees the city today.

Then Edward Deeb,  founder and chairman of Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation which stages the annual Metro Detroit Youth Day each summer, talked with Cain about their upcoming event on Belle Isle where over 30,000 will take part in festivities on July 8.

Ed Deeb, Metro Detroit Youth Day, with Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CBS 62)

Deeb was given the Point of Light Award by the late President George H.W.  Bush for his efforts to help young people.

President George H. W. Bush, with Ed Deep and his wife (Photo Curtesy of Ed Deeb)

Deeb also talked about Eastern Market and how he was involved in helping work with disgruntled retailers  there decades ago. He shared thoughts about things developing at Eastern Market today.

Watch MICHIGAN MATTERSSunday at 11:30am on CBS 62

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