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Virtual Literacy Mentoring with the Center For Success

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  • 37 people are interested

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 3:50pm, 4:50pm and 5:50pm Monday-Thursday. Please note that all Brilliant Detroit programs operate on Eastern Time. Each session lasts for 40 minutes. The school year session of Center for Success tutoring runs until May 27th. We will have a summer program as well which runs from July 5th to August 12th.

The Center for Success has prepared activities for mentor-student pairs to use during the remote sessions. The content of the sessions is up to you and your student partner. Common activities include reading books, playing literacy games, engaging in a debate, and writing and acting out scenes. As long as you and your student are speaking, listening, reading, or writing, that's literacy!

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

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5675 Larkins Street, Detroit, MI 48210, US

Mission Statement

Brilliant Detroit works with, by and for neighbors to coordinate programs and partnerships in the areas of health, education and family stability. We cannot do this without the support of volunteers like you, who come from both inside and outside of our Kid Success Neighborhoods. We encourage you to look at the potential volunteer opportunities throughout this site in order to find the one that speaks to your interests and skills. Thank you again for your interest and we cannot wait to connect with you soon!


Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods where families with children 0-8 have what they need to be school ready, healthy and stable. We do this by providing proven programming and support year-round out of Brilliant Detroit homes in high-need neighborhoods.

For more information, please see our website at We are so excited that you are interested in volunteering with us!

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Ideally, mentors meet with their student twice a week for 40 minutes. We are willing to work around peoples' schedules to a certain degree.

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