National CARES Mentoring Movement, NY


About National CARES Mentoring Movement

National CARES Mentoring Movement is a pioneering, community-galvanizing movement, dedicated to alleviating intergenerational poverty among African Americans. It ofers Black children in low-income families and underserved communities the social, emotional and academic support needed to unleash their potential and graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college or vocational-training programs and 21st- century careers. More than 140,000 mentors and local CARES Affiliate Leaders across 58 U.S. cities are devoted to advancing young people who are often isolated and mostly written of by society. 

BMA Health and Healing Strategies Focus:

The CARES Mentoring Movement approach to health and healing includes elevating education, expectation, and self-esteem in youth and engaging in community wellness circles to provide a safe place for reflection and connection. For BMA HHS, these approaches have been implemented across five middle school sites through partnership with Oakland Unified School District’s Office of Equity and Sacramento City Unified School District’s Men’s Leadership Academy, as well as partnerships with local mentors and service providers in both cities.

For more information, visit: www.caresmentoring.org.