Detroit’s Chief of Police Ralph L. Godbee  Jr. and I have something in common.  We both believe in the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (BBBSMD).

Godbee, who is also the President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), has signed up to become one of the first Big Brothers of 2011 and he’s encouraging others to follow his lead. As NOBLE’s President, Godbee is advocating that NOBLE members in all branches of law enforcement both here and across the nation mentor children in the communities where they live and serve. 

According to Dara T. Munson, President and CEO of BBBSMD,“We are so thrilled that Chief Godbee and NOBLE would commit time and energy to elevate the minds and spirits of young people in our community.  Chief Godbee will lead this endeavor by being the first from the department to step up and become a mentor during our 100 MENtors in 100 Days Campaign.”  

You don’t have to be in law enforcement to help a child succeed and thrive in life. If you can share a little of your time, you can make a big difference. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated.  For more information of how to sign up, call 313-309-0500 or visit the Big Brothers website at


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