Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement
A recognized leader in recruiting, training and deploying black mentors to work with area youth.
This month we commemorate Juneteenth, and the belated emancipation it brought to our people enslaved in Texas, two years after the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation.
We honor those who continued to push for liberation, albeit delayed, until all were free. In celebration of them, and our ancestors, we herald their resilience, and draw from them the inspiration to keep pushing until all are released from the bondage of generational poverty.
Our newest initiative, “Our Best: Black Male Achievement Mentoring Campaign,” works to identify and recruit 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 one 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.
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