Our mentoring programs connect people who have similar skills and knowledge (mentors) with individuals (mentees) who need or want the same skills to move up in work, skill level or school performance. Mentor program helps break down barriers and create opportunities for success. It is our intent to implement proven, research-based best practices to achieve the desired outcomes listed below.
The mission of the Southeast Michigan Omega Foundation, Inc., (SMOFI) is, “To empower vulnerable youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential.”
SMOFI’s vision is “To create a community that provides mentoring and scholarship support for interest youth that allows them to reach their true potential, capable of making informed, responsible decisions as an active and engaged member of our community.”
SMOFI outcomes align with the cardinal principles of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., which are manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift.
- Build Manhood – We help youth develop qualities that are associated with male responsibility
- Build scholarship – We teach youth the importance of academic success, show them the opportunities education provides, and help them to better educational outcomes
- Build Perseverance – We stress the importance of critical thinking and determination in the face of adversity
- Build Uplift – We help youth learn the importance of giving and of supporting others, and to become leaders who contribute to the communities and others around them.