Welcome To Chapel Vision C.D.C.
5251 East Outer Drive, Detroit, MI  48234 ~ 313.372.1270

After School Tutoring


Chapel Vision CDC will offer a professionally trained tutor in the subject areas that your child needs through its free tutoring program.  These services can help people overcome the learning barriers they normally encounter, providing access to educational tools and assisting in the development of efficient study skills. 

The program offers:

    • Regular Academic Progress Reports
    • Pre and Post Diagnostic Testing
    • Organized learning skills
    • Periodic evaluations to measure academic growth
    • A customized Individual Tutoring Plan

We believe your child should be Achieving Maximum Potential.

Please contact the Education staff (still under construction).


Chapel Vision Community Development Corporation
Mentoring Program

Helping Youth Develop In A Positive Way


Rev. Tellis J. Chapman, President

Mentoring Program Committee

O’Neal Edwards, Jr., Chairman

Mik Thompson, Mentoring Coordinator

J. Clark Gipson

Eleanor Randolph

Joseph Hale

Richard Fields

Louise Harris

Derek Ware

Georgia Edwards


Chapel Vision CDC,  Mentoring Program, 5251 East Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48234-3404

Telephone: 313 372-1270     Fax: 313-372-4610


1.    Mission Statement

2.    Goals

3.    Targeted Youth

4.    Recruitment

5.    Ongoing Activities

6. Growth & Retention

7.    Ensuring Continued Improvement and Growth

8.    Measurement

9.    Summary 

Mission Statement

Our goal is to create a meaningful mentoring relationship for youth in the City of Detroit, especially for those who reside in the area of Mt. Olivet and Conner Neighborhoods. To establish activities that stimulate growth and development,  more particularly those whose circumstances seriously compromises their opportunity to succeed, with our specific focus on youth whose parent are incarcerated.

To achieve this purpose, Chapel Vision shall collaborate with private, corporate and religious entities to promote healthy growth and development among our youth.  


Supportive adults can positively influence children who have a history of disruption, which may come as a result of a parent’s incarceration. Consequently they may view themselves as unworthy of care and view others as untrustworthy and unreliable. The goals of this mentoring program are:

1.   Fewer behavioral problems

2.   Improved social skills

3.   Reduction in school problems

4.   Mentee become more trusting  

Targeted Youth

Priority will be given to those at-risk youth which will consist of those with absent parent, problems at school, stigma of poverty and low self esteem. We will focus on those youth between the ages of five(5) and seventeen(17) who are in need of a caring adult. Our startup program will consist of a minimum of 12 youth and 12 adults, a one-on-one relationship. 

Our special youth are often, and in many cases on a daily basis, faced with challenges that affect their behavior and development. This include such things as:

 1.  Their role in the family

2.  The role of other family members and

3.  Their feeling of helplessness, which often time leads to aggressive and violent behavior.


1.  Mentee:  In order to identify youth for our mentoring program we will work with and through the Angel Tree Program, school referrals, participating churches and community groups as some children may reside with many people. 

2. Mentor:  Most of us as adults have had a supervisor, a boss or coach who has made a positive difference in our lives. Those people wore many hats. They acted as delegators, role models, cheerleaders, policy enforcers, advocates and friends. Accordingly, the mentors participating in Chapel Vision Mentoring Program will be those adults who have worn many hats. We will recruit adults of good character with a sincere desire to be involved in a young person’s growth and who will avoid any activity that will hinder their development. 

Ongoing Activities

1.   School related projects

2. Hobbies that you like

3. Outings with family

4. Outing with social group

5. Visit to zoo

6. Visit & explore Museums

7. Reading together

8. An afternoon at the park 


For those youth that are not yet being served, we will meet and network with block clubs, caregivers,  community groups, church groups,,, being patient, realizing that time is needed to build a relationship, especially with a young person whose past relationship have not always been stable.

Our primary goal is to support youth development through a caring relationship by involving them in healthy activities with opportunities for responsibility and contribution.  

Ensuring Continued Improvement and Growth

We will share with our youth on an ongoing basis our successful life experiences. This will include both tangible and intangible experiences. This will include such things as good sportsmanship to anger management and displacing good manners. In addition, we will share career goals so as to help our young people to look forward in a positive way toward further education and job goals. 


1.    Citizenship report card from school

2.   Home behavior

3. Interaction with other at group outing,  church gatherings, etc.

4.   Report on on-going activities

a.  Monthly

b.  Quarterly

c.   Annually 


Overall Mentoring Program to be evaluated and updated annually in order to take necessary measures for improvement and growth. 

A Sense of Belonging 




Taking Time To Listen 


Sweet Success 


Thank You 


You Make a Difference  

Benefits To The Mentors 



Building A Positive Relationship With A Child 


Being A Wise And Loyal Advisor