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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.




Avengers Mentoring very own basketball coach for our 12-14 year old basketball team Malcolm Cohen.

Cohen joined the Avengers Youth Mentoring Organization in April 2010. It was Cohen’s words that inspired Edward Dean to start the organization. Cohen began playing basketball with Avengers from April 2010–May 2013. Cohen has continued to stay involved in the Avengers programs after playing basketball and he is now back to coach basketball for our younger youth participants.

School: Cohen helped lead Macomb Community College to their best two seasons in program history...He averaged 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Macomb Community College... Played 11.0 minutes per game and shot 41.0 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from beyond the arc...Was a 71.4 percent shooter from the charity stripe...He helped the Monarchs to a 28-7 mark on the 2016-17 season and a berth in the NJCAA Championship in Danville, Ill...As a freshman, Cohen averaged 10.9 points and 4.4 rebounds...Shot 42.2 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from beyond the arc...Cohen helped Macomb Community College to an 18-13 mark in his first season...Was a 78.6 percent free throw shooter in his first year of junior college...As a prep, he attended Michigan Collegiate High School, where he averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per game...Cohen was named a Detroit Free Press All-East Second Team pick as a senior...Also played football at his high school as a wide receiver and linebacker. Cohen currently plays for University of Minnesota.

Personal: Cohen plans to major in business management...He is the son of Lisa Cohen.

Avengers Parent Appreciation Fireworks Event 6/26/17


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.

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