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!