Mentoring Youth Changing Futures - 5:06
with, Jeannine Gant - President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
Posted Mar 30, 2017
Only 1% of the population actually mentors youth. The demand far outweighs the supply. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit was formed in 1974 with the merger of five local Big Brother Big Sister organizations from throughout metro Detroit. BBBSMD is the largest one-to-one evidence-based mentoring organization in Southeast Michigan serving nearly 1,000 youth annually with site- and community-based mentoring programs. A Visit?Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit on the web, Facebook and twitter. Recorded on March 23rd, 2017.
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