Financing His Future

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve taken away from the B.O.S.S. program this year?” “Budgeting. Most kids I go to school with are about chasing fast money, doing things they maybe aren’t suppose to. I want to go to college, you know? If I want to go to college I’ll probably have to learn how…

Mentor2Youth is growing!

Exciting news is taking place at Mentor2Youth. Two programs were expanded in Ypsilanti. Mentor2Youth expanded the Future Leaders Program to Fortis Academy. This is a charter academy located in Ypsilanti for students K-8. Mentor2Youth staff and volunteers provide a boys leadership program for youth grades 2nd-6th. It takes place in school for students. “The focus of this…

Budding Teacher

Rachana is a Sophomore at Eastern Michigan University. She currently is double majoring in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Growing up in Westland, Michigan, Rachana always felt she had the support system she needed growing up as a child. “My parents were always there for me, [I grew up] in a nice and safe environment.…

Volunteer Interview – Mikki Smith

Through Mentor2Youth, children are given the necessary support system that they require to unleash their capabilities and harbor success. We are not just an organization- we are an opportunity. We provide children with the opportunity to better themselves and their community through mentoring and encouragement. Mikki Smith, a volunteer of two years, says, “It is…

Volunteer Interview – Daryl Holman Jr.

Children need a positive and safe environment to learn, develop, and prosper.  Mentor2Youth provides that for them, giving them the benefits of having someone there to help guide and encourage them along the path to success. Daryl Holman Jr. states, “The students who entered the program needing special attention and guidance towards academic success, graduation,…

Stand Up 4 Youth!

Stand Up 4 Youth is a campaign sponsored by Mentor2Youth. Through Youth L.E.A.D., we focus on assisting high school students grades 9th and 10th. Through this program, we provide mentoring and tutoring for academic success and information about colleges and work development. Mentor2Youth hopes to give a safe learning environment and also the opportunity for students to increase their chances of graduating on time. Only 60%…

Eastern’s Upward Bound Interview

Mentor2Youth has worked with Eastern Michigan University’s Upward Bound program, which is a very honorable program. They focus on academic enrichment for oneself and for college readiness. They also provide great experience for each student that can further their minds exponentially. Mentor2Youth gave training to the students to be mentors and giving them an opportunity…

Youth Speak Interview with Sanchez Wojciechoski

Sanchez Wojciechoski is a 17 year old Upcoming Senior at Ypsilanti Community High School, a current Ypsilanti resident who’s lived here for seven years. Mr. Wojciechoski was born in Detroit, Michigan but moved around frequently as a young boy. He and his family finally settled down in the small city in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sanchez sees…

Youth Speak Interview with DeAaron Washington

For the very first Youth Engagement interview, I had the chance to interview DeAaron Washington. He is a 17 year old male, who was born and raised here in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and has also graduated from Belleville High School this year. “ Ypsilanti is pretty dangerous, because its to the point kids get abducted, and…