Monday, December 22, 2008

Party For a Cause a Success

VIP Mentoring’s first “Party for a Cause” turned out to be a success. A 50/50 raffle, karaoke, and a silent auction raised much needed funds. Everyone that came out to support, participate, and, or donate is greatly appreciated. About eighty five percent of the items in the silent auction were auctioned off. The participation in the 50/50 raffle was huge thanks to VIP’s new VISTA Christal Mack and karaoke had an overwhelming amount of participation thanks to Karaoke Diva Barbara Staley. VIP would like to give a huge thanks to all that came out as well as Nick’s Gaslight.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

College Night @ The Grove III

Attention 9th thru 12th grade student, parents, and guardians.

You are invited to CN3.... College Night @ "The Grove" III.
New Year's Eve (just prior to our annual watch night services)


The first five families will win a copy of the Princenton Review: Cracking the ACT/SAT

Attire: College sweatshirt or come as you are. Speakers include financial aid/ scholarship experts.

Oak Grove A.M.E. Church
19801 Cherrylawn Detroit, MI 48221

Dr. Robert Brumfield, Pastor

Monday, December 15, 2008

VIP Wishes Its Mentors and Mentees Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to everyone that was born in December!

Karol Swenson
Birthday: Dec 15
Inealia Duren
Birthday: Dec 17
Rebecca Ann Johnson
Birthday: Dec 16
Marion H. Lewis
Birthday: Dec 16

Kimoni Calvon Davis
Birthday: Dec 18
Edward Allen Eubanks
Birthday: Dec 16
Devaunt''e Starks Harris
Birthday: Dec 16
Latrice Williams
Birthday: Dec 19

Friday, December 12, 2008

Volunteers in Service to America

There are tons of volunteers all across the world but, there is nothing like Volunteers in Service to America. VISTAs fight poverty with a passion. Not only do they fight poverty with a passion they also receive a living allowance that is set at the rate based on poverty income so they have a definite understanding of what poverty really is. It takes a person with passion and heart to choose to live in poverty in order to fight for a cause.

Before VISTAS could actually start volunteering at their chosen organizations they had to go through three day training in Chicago, Illinois. While at the training a question was proposed, “what is poverty?” Though many different definitions and views were expressed the most common definition that came up was “a lack of”. According to the dictionary lack means deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary. This in fact could mean a lack of anything.

VIP Mentoring provides mentors for children who are lacking in certain areas. Those areas may be parenting, family, academics, and or more. Two new VISTAs, Christol Mack and Glennisha Morgan are geared up and ready to serve. Their dedication and passion for serving their community will be beneficial to allocating the goals of VIP Mentoring.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Party For a Cause

VIP Mentoring Presents an Adult Only Party for a cause!
December 17
6pm to 10pm
@ Nick's Gaslight at Cass and Bagley in Downtown Detroit
441 Grand River Ave, Detroit 48226
Karaoke Diva Barbara Staley will entertain the crowd and get people singing.
50/50 raffles- win some extra spending money!
A silent Auction- win some great items for the holidays!

All proceeds from this event will help fund VIP mentoring. VIP mentoring has been serving children in Detroit for over 35 years. VIP runs community, site, and school mentoring programs throughout the city.