Creating a world where villages raise our children through mentoring, empowering them to be successful adults and in turn build loving, compassionate communities. As we influence the thought patterns of our youth we will change the world and create unlimited possibilities.
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We Mentor Young Men and women in the Metro Detroit Area through sports programming and Life Skills Education. No Matter where we are in the Metro Detroit Area, an Avengers will foster a fair positive safe environment using respect for others, self confidence and leadership.
Auquay and I

In late 2009 Edward Dean looked around his Community and found his daughter surrounded by poverty and violence—something that, sadly, the city of Detroit has become iconic for. Edward knew that without writing an expensive check, his daughter would have no safe place to play and learn after school hours. He saw other families with children who had the same problem and realized that it was his duty to create an organization to “take back” or avenge youth from violence they had been born into. The Avengers were born. Since its inception, we have turned heads and grown rapidly, now serving over 500 children. The Organization offers sports programming and life skills education ranging from basketball to entrepreneurship education. In April 2010 “Avengers Youth Mentoring Organization” was officially recognized as a nonprofit 501(c)3 Organization in the 13th Congressional District of Detroit, MI.


Edward D Dean

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Rev. Edward A Dean


Dwyane Tabb

Vice Chairman

Tameka Ward

Chief Financial Officer

Breanna Dean


Sheron Griffin


Rosalind Brathwaite


Gregory Maddox-Bey


Talibah Dillworth

Parent Liason

Stephen Nabors

Mentor Coordinator

Jennifer Stevenson

Workshop Coordinatior

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