Brilliant Detroit

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Cindy Eggleton
Main Address:
5675 Larkins Street
Detroit, MI 48210
Volunteer Opportunity:

Virtual Literacy Mentor (Center For Success)

Brilliant Detroit and the Center for Success have partnered to offer tutoring at five of Brilliant Detroit's sites. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we have cancelled all in person tutoring and are now offering virtual tutoring. We offer tutoring virtually at 3:55pm, 4:50pm and 5:45pm Monday-Thursday. Please note that all Brilliant Detroit programs operate on Eastern Time. Each session lasts for 40 minutes.

The Center for Success has prepared activities for mentor-student pairs to use during the remote sessions. Our students' ages range from 5-8 years old and they typically attend tutoring on alternating days, so we are asking our mentors to commit to Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday if possible.

In order to participate in the program, one must first attend a virtual training session (1.5 hours) and pass a background check. We have also created a Mentoring for Equity training that all new volunteers must attend. This workshop serves as an introduction to the ways that history, privilege, and bias can impact our roles as mentors. We will create a brave space to discuss tough topics and to expand our understanding so that we can be better partners to our students and families.

You do not need to bring anything in particular to the training. We will provide you with a digital copy of our mentor handbook. After the training, you will receive an email from the Orsus group with a link to complete a background check. Please note that our ability to pair you up with a student on a certain day is based on student need.

If you have any questions, please email


Open to

Suitable for Kids: 

Ages 13-17

Size of Group: 


Skills Needed

No skills required


Next occurrence is
Mon, 06/21/2021  
(4pm - 5:45pm)
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until Tue Aug 31 2021.
Monday, June 21st, 2021
Duration of 1 hour(s) 45 minutes

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