The Impact of Mentorship for Young Children

Mentorship in young children is more important than ever. Learn how the National CARES Mentoring Movement is making a difference.

This post is sponsored by National CARES but all opinions are my own.

This post is sponsored by National CARES but all opinions are my own.

The importance of youth mentorship in the African American community is more prominent than ever. Learn how the National CARES Mentoring Movement is making a difference.
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Before I became a full-time blogger and content creator, I worked closely with foster children that had been removed from their home due to dangerous and/or abusive situations. Although I worked this job before I had children, it was definitely emotionally taxing to see the situations that these children had lived through and the traumas that they experienced because of it.

While I served many demographics during my time as a Clinical Supervisor, more than half of the children that I worked with were black and most times, came from extremely impoverished conditions.

Unfortunately, most times as a result of their previous living conditions, most of them are extremely behind in school and many don’t know how to read. As the Clinical Supervisor, my job was mainly to help them with their transition into their new home and help their foster parents better understand how to meet their unique needs.

Thankfully, there are programs out there that are created specifically to assist black children and give them the tools they need to not only survive but to thrive in today’s society.

As a first-generation graduate, with two black sons, I know the importance of education in the lives of young African American children. So I’m excited to be supporting the work of the National CARES Mentoring Movement.

The National CARES Mentoring Movement has helped over 200,000 African American children in over 58 cities and counting. They’ve also recruited and placed over 140,000 mentors into the lives of young impoverished African American children providing them with the tools and encouragement they need to become the best that they can be.

CARES’ provides a unique 36-week-long curriculum that is designed to help African American children deal with and heal from the multiple traumas and effects resulting from impoverishment and unearth understanding, resilience, and faith. CARES’ is dedicated to teaching children how to renew their minds, love themselves and others, and to help them prepare for success in school, their future careers, and their lives.

To say I wish a program like CARES was around when I was younger would be an understatement, however, I find so much joy knowing that hundreds, if not thousands of children have the opportunity to benefit from this movement. Head over to the CARES website to learn more are the National CARES Mentoring Movement and learn different ways you can get involved.


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