RYPP Mentoring Program
Residential Youth Prevention Program (RYPP)
Mariners Inn is seeking men to mentor the young men in our Residential Youth Prevention Program. Many of the participants don’t have positive relationships with the men in their lives or communities. Mentors can assist them in navigating work and life, give good advice based on their own life experiences and provide an opportunity for the young men to learn how to effectively communicate.
Mentoring Program Requirements:
- Provide two (2) hours a month of time to a young man for at least 6 months
- Attend special events or activities with your mentee at least once in a 6 month time frame
- Attend a training before being placed with a mentee
- Complete documentation (application, interest survey, and referral form)
The mission of Mariners Inn is to provide 24-hour, residential, substance abuse treatment for adult, homeless men of Southeastern Michigan, in a professional, compassionate, therapeutic environment conducive to reducing their problems of drug and alcohol addiction, thereby promoting their return to health, independence, and increased self-worth.
The purpose of the Mariners Inn Residential Youth Prevention Program (RYPP) is to address the myriad of needs that young men (ages 18 – 29) can present with including homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, and criminal behavior in a holistic and compassionate way. The RYPP program aims to catch these young men early in the development of maladaptive behaviors in hopes of arresting these issues and promoting a healthy and positive way of life.
For more information contact:
Stefanie Alston, RYPP Liaison
313-962-9446 x 249