Detours Mentoring Group, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in the year 2000, Incorporated in August of 2008 in Gardena, California by Ben Owens.

Ben Owens and Richard Lawson  were brought together by a common belief that many youth in the community lacked meaningful academics, direction and guidance. Determined to make a difference, Ben and Richard decided to do something, and do with what they had in their heart and pockets and started the organization.  They started with regular community meetings which included community organizers, leaders and concerned parents.. Since opening its doors in 2008, Detours Mentoring Group, Inc., have forged strong partnerships with local businesses, community meetings, media, school facilities, and other youth serving organizations.

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1202 West 135th Street

Gardena, CA 90247

Phone: 310.768.8100

Fax: 310.323.0573


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Your continued support and donations are appreciated. All donations are to benefit the youth, families and the community. We are dedicated to helping youths make positive changes in their lives your donation provides us with the means to achieve this goal. Please make your check payable to: Detours Mentoring Group Inc.,

All donations are tax deductible section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.


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