Attention Marygrove Students: opportunity to mentor high school students

The word Mentor in magazine letters on a notice boardThe Office of Urban Leadership, in collaboration with the Marygrove Gentlemen’s Roundtable and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Detroit (BBBS), is sponsoring an opportunity to mentor freshman students at Hope Academy for the Future High School!

On Feb. 6 at Noon in Denk Chapman, we will host a lunch and learn to share more information about the mentorship program and requirements to become a mentor. The time commitment for a mentor will only be 2 hours per month and transporation will be provided. We will travel to the school twice per month (bi-weekly, same days and time each month) and will leave from campus at Noon and return at 1:30 p.m. Please note, you may also drive yourself if this is more convenient.

Program Timeline

Feb. 6:
Lunch and Learn
Denk Chapman Hall

Feb. 14:
Interviews with BBBG
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location TBD

Feb. 15:
Lunch Training
Noon – 2 p.m.
Location TBD

Begin Mentor program

We currently have 45 students signed up! Our goal for Hope Academy is to provide 90 mentors.  Please RSVP for the Lunch and Learn by Monday, Feb. 4 by emailing Kevin Martin at or sign up outside of the cafeteria in Madame Cadillac.

More about Hope Academy:
Hope Academy Schools for the Future High School is a charter school located on Detroit’s west side.  We are currently in our first year in operation, on 12121 Broadstreet, located south of Davison and East of Livernois.  We currently have about 90 students, ranging in age from 14 to 17.  Our program was created specifically to assist over-aged, under-credited students in making up lost academic ground, and become college ready.  We also seek to address the social-emotional needs of these students, through programs like mentoring, the use of Restorative Practices, and Pact classes which address life-skills, social-skills, and cooperative group activities.  As part of our social-emotional goals, we are seeking positive adults to become mentors to our students.

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