Mentoring Youth Changing Futures
with, Jeannine Gant - President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
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
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Recorded on March 23rd, 2017.
Hosted by: Laurel Hess
Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team
Talk Saves Lives
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
(AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:
Funding scientific research
Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission