Because our children are in a state of emergency…
- Of all Black fourth-graders, 58% are functionally illiterate.
- In some cities, 80% of our boys drop out before finishing high school.
- Every day 1,000 Black children are arrested.
- 1 in every 8 African American males ages 25-29 is incarcerated.
- The number one cause of death for our boys is homicide.
Benefits for Mentees…
- Increased levels of self esteem, self confidence and self-efficacy
- Higher levels of academic achievement
- Decrease in school drop-out rate
- Reduction in risky behavior (i.e., drug/alcohol use, bullying, teen pregnancy, etc.)
- Create relationships that promote trust, loyalty and integrity
- Develop communication skills with adults and peers
- Set and achieve personal, academic and career goals
Benefits for Mentors…
- Expanded knowledge of advanced interpersonal and communication skills
- Increased self awareness
- Shared learning
- Establish valuable and meaningful relationships
- Make a meaningful difference in the life of a child and our community
To mentor a kid in Harlem, contact the Harlem CARES Mentor Recruitment Circle which is the local affiliate of the National Cares Mentoring Movement, founded by Susan Taylor, as Essence CARES.
Harlem CARES is a recruiting organization that connects with caring Black adults and directs them to existing mentoring and youth-support organizations within the Harlem community.
Mentor Training Sessions are conducted the third Tuesday (September 15th, October 20th, November 17th and December 15th) of each month at Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy, 2009 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., between 120th and 121st Streets from 7 to 9 p.m., courtesy of Mentoring USA.
Register for a Harlem Cares Mentor-Training Session
by emailing NYCPrecisionPlus@aol.com.Â Please add,
“I want to be a mentor” in the subject line and reference
“Around Harlem” in the body of the email.
For general information about Harlem CARES, please contact Co-Chair Rochelle Hill at 917-446-1752 or NYCPrecisionPlus@aol.com.
If you’re not in Harlem, you can be a Mentor inyour own neighborhood. Find out more information by contacting The National CARES Mentoring Movement by clicking here.
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