While Boys Inspired Through Nurturing, Growth and Opportunities (BINGO) Mentoring Program activities are suspended as the State of Michigan and the World face COVID-19, we believe it’s important however that BINGO Mentors and Mentees maintain regular communications. As our physical routines are broken and movements are restricted, it can lead to us becoming trapped in an information overload and disconnected from relationships that provide so much we need in times like these.

For this reason, we are asking you to make a simple and important telephone call, once a week to your Mentee to check in on his overall well-being, as well as continue to provide important support and clarity during these confusing and challenging times. 

Mentors with last names, A-M are scheduled to call their Mentees on Wednesdays, 9AM - 6PM.

Mentors with last names, N-Z are scheduled to call their Mentees on Thursdays, 9AM - 6PM.

The relationships you have created with your mentee especially pay dividends in times like these when we need someone to lean on. Just make sure that your Mentee knows that you are there for them and remain connected to them.

The Bing Youth Institute remains committed to supporting meaningful relationships that help unleash the unlimited potential of young people and will keep all of our stakeholders updated.


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the Bing Youth Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit was created to support programs and activities that are designed to improve the academic, behavioral, and social wellness of Detroit's youth.


Founded by former Detroit Mayor, NBA Hall of Famer and businessman Dave Bing, our signature initiative is the Boys Inspired Through Nurturing Growth and Opportunities (BINGO) mentoring program specifically for young men of color in 7th - 12th grades.

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