(L to R) Stephen Powell, Executive Director, Mentoring USA;
Susan L. Taylor, Founder, National CARES Mentoring Movement
and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine; Pastor
Charles D. Eatman, Sr., Mt. Pleasant Community Church and
Director and Principal, Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy;
Rochelle Hill, Co-Chairperson, Harlem CARES; and Aarian
Pope-Punter, Recruitment Manager, Mentoring USA
(Photo: Samir Amami/New York Photo Images)
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Mentoring A Kid
Join Susan L. Taylor and your caring neighbors as they reclaim our youngsters.Â Become a part of the Harlem CARES Mentor Recruitment Movement, which is asking every able Black adult in our community to help save and secure a young life.
Lead by Co-Chairs Rochelle Hill and Raychelle LeBlanc, the Harlem CARES Mentor-Recruitment Circle is a local affiliate of the National Cares Mentoring Movement, founded by Susan Taylor, as Essence CARES.Â It has grown into a coalition of trusted local and national, civic, organization, government, business, political and community leaders, committed to working together to solve the escalating crisis among our underserved young.
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.Â Hill says, “Our Circle is actively recruiting potential mentors on a daily basis, connecting with them about what it takes to be a mentor, directing mentors to organizations in need, and quantifying the success of the Circle via various tracking tools.”
To help answer the call to secure our vulnerable youngsters, the Harlem CARES 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.
If you are an organization in need of mentors please contact Community Organization Liaison Cynthia Alvarez-Williams at email@example.com or Community Organization Liaison Janaye Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org. Since its incorporation on June 18th 2009, Harlem CARES has recruited 67 potential mentors who CARE to help save the next generation. Concurrently, the event planning is in the works for a 2009 4th quarter official launch.
For general information about Harlem CARES, please contact Co-Chair Rochelle Hill at 917-446-1752 or NYCPrecisionPlus@aol.com. For more information about The National CARES Mentoring Movement or if you would like to work with us in leading this critical movement, click here.
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