Facebook
PeerCorps

PeerCorps

PeerCorps is a year-long mentorship program inviting Jewish teens, b’nai mitzvah students and their families from all denominations to build deep relationships with one another through community-based work in Detroit. Mentors (ages 16-18) begin with a “Gesher Week” at the end of August. This immersive week of living, working and exploring together in Detroit provides an opportunity for mentors to develop mentorship skills, self-awareness, critical thinking, and to deepen their understanding of Tzedek through connecting Jewish values to learning about self and society.

Over the course of the school year, Mentors work and learn alongside b’nai mitzvah students, or “Mentees,” (ages 11-13) at designated service sites in Detroit. Mentors continue their learning and leadership development through creating and facilitating Mentee learning as well as their own monthly Elu V’Elu learning sessions. At the end of their PeerCorps experience, Mentees create a “Bereishit” project, and Mentors help to plan and participate in a Closing Shabbaton.

Agency Representatives

  • Tony P.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Apply to be a PeerCorps Mentor!

MI

08/13/2017

Looking for a Meaningful Mitzvah Project?

02/13/2017

Past Volunteer Opportunities

Apply to be a 2015/2016 PeerCorps Mentor!

Detroit, MI

05/11/2015

PeerCorps Fall Cycle!

Detroit, MI

09/27/2015

Home for Presidents Week? Volunteer at Winter Camp!

Detroit, MI

02/16/2016

PeerCorps Gesher Day Open House!

Detroit, MI

02/28/2016

PeerCorps Volunteering with Clark Park

Detroit, MI

03/09/2016

PeerCorps Volunteering with Bethel Community Transformation Center

Detroit, MI

03/06/2016

PeerCorps Volunteering with Eden Gardens Youth Block Club

Detroit, MI

03/06/2016

Detroit Alternative Break

Detroit, MI

04/03/2016