98 Sand Bar Ln, Detroit, MI 48214
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Our mission A college immersion and academic enrichment program for youth...Youth participants also beautify their communities by assisting the elderly, veterans, and people with special needs with free lawn care.

The Lawn Academy

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Be a Mentor

Provide leadership training, academic assistance, encouragement, and one-on-one mentoring to youth Youth, ages 11-19, participate in academic assistance sessions and/ or a college immersion / awareness program, and when not in class, provide lawn care services, free of charge, for elderly, veterans in need, and disabled/handicapped residents. Mentor to provide career insights, one-on-one mentoring to male youth living in one parent homes, encouragement and follow-up on classroom assignments (Leadership Class) Mentors may also join youth during community service activities on Saturdays between 9-11 AM, when youth will provide lawn care services for elderly, veterans in need, and disabled/handicapped residents
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Healthy Behaviors
  • Education, Emotional, Job Skills, Social Skills
  • Middle School, High School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, First Gen College, Gifted, Low Income Household
  • School
  • Adults, Adults (18+), 55+
  • Individuals
  • 1 Day
  • 2 Hours/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekends
  • Moderate
Ways to help

Personalized Lessons

We provide tutoring lessons one-on-one via online teleconferencing. Sessions are Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00PM - 5:15PM Eastern Standard Time. Volunteers normally contribute 1-hr 15 min. per week to assist youth in a particular subject.
  • Occasional
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Academic Support

We offer youth academic support in English, Math, Reading, and Science. I-ASSIST YOUTH is an extension of The Lawn Academy to increase the academic competency of youth.
  • Occasional
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
How you help Seniors and other mentors have an opportunity to volunteer in helping youth with homework.
About us The Lawn Academy is committed to meeting quality standards for mentoring that are safe and effective. The Lawn Academy has initiated the 2-step National Quality Mentoring System (NQMS) process, a national continuous quality improvement process for mentoring programs, by completing a quality self-assessment and review facilitated by Mentor Michigan+, and developing an innovation and improvement plan to promote continuous quality improvement and alignment with evidence-based practices for mentoring.
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