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 program was to provide an outlet for young boys who may come from challenging backgrounds. In this program, we teach them lifeskills that will develop them academically but also behaviorally.”
This 20-session program takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:15pm. 18-20 students will be served during the remainder of the school year.
In light of the graduation rate for economically disadvantaged youth in Washtenaw County, Mentor2Youth receiving funding from Zingerman’s and African American Endowment Fund to expand its college/career prep program. In partnership with local businesses and agencies, Mentor2Youth will expose high school-age youth to career opportunities in STEM and Healthcare in addition to local colleges in Washtenaw County. This will include presentations from professionals, workforce training workshops, college tours, job shadowing and tours of localis set to start April 22 at UAW Hall 898 in Ypsilanti Township. This 18-week program will take place Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7pm with the expectation to serve 20-25 students.