Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement

A recognized leader in recruiting, training and deploying black mentors to work with area youth.

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Our Best

Our newest initiative, “Our Best: Black Male Achievement Mentoring Campaign,” identifies and recruits black male adults to mentor young men of color. Supported by the City of Seattle and a network of youth organizations, the program powerfully and positively alters the lives of future generations.

Our mentors are sustained through monthly Wellness Mentoring Circles, providing a safe space for mentors to learn how to manage stress, build community and share best practices.

Become a Mentor

Learn what’s required to become a mentor. Help the next generation of Seattle youth succeed in high school and college; and go on to live balanced, productive and positive lives.

Seattle CARES is 1 of 58 affiliates of the National CARES Mentoring Movement. This model program has seen amazing results, and has placed more than 140,000 mentors in youth-serving organizations since it was founded in 2008.

Learn the Facts

Your participation is greatly needed. Join us as a volunteer mentor or supporter. Watch this video to see why.