Oprah Chai, a soul-boosting infusion developed by Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks, is now available in stores. Proceeds from the tea will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, National CARES Mentoring Movement and three other organizations dedicated to educating our vulnerable children. 

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Last spring, our beloved braintrust member Iyanla Vanzant took time away from her transformational and incredibly popular show on OWN, Iyanla: Fix My Life, to join our virtual training teleconference series, Mentoring Mondays. Her life-changing presentation was about one of the most urgent of all spiritual excursions: the power and purpose of forgiveness and how it heals our wounds and elevates our lives.


Many have asked dear Iyanla to go deeper, to create a workshop on forgiveness, and she has! In collaboration with OWN, Iyanla will be presenting a much-requested e-course on forgiveness—how to understand it, how to embrace it. The six-week course, which is $69, begins October 5th. For more information and to register you can click here. This is a great gift to give to the many who continue to carry the burden of anger and bitterness, which our dear Dr. Maya Angelou taught us, only destroys the host.


Love and Action At harlan high school on chicago's south SIDE 


It was a magical moment in Chicago.

Together with our local affiliate, the National CARES Mentoring Movement and a host of community groups staged a summit in the city to call able, stable African Americans to mentor our young and move us ever closer toward hope and healing. Read more...







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TRAGEDY IN FERGUSON: DR. MICHAEL ERIC DYSON'S INSIGHTFUL PODCAST WITH NATIONAL CARES

We Thank All Those Who Participated in Our Aug. 16th Call With Dr. Michael Eric Dyson on Supporting Our Children in the Wake of the Michael Brown Killing.

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A NEW WAY FORWARD: HEALING WHAT’S HURTING BLACK AMERICA

A New Way Forward is a call to healing. A project of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, it seeks to create wellness in body, mind, spirit and community among African Americans so we will want to become the protective shield for our vulnerable young.

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The Risings

Getting straight to the heart of the dilemma facing our impoverished young, The National CARES Mentoring Movement has launched The Risings, consciousness-changing, group-mentoring initiatives equal to the crisis our under-resourced children are facing.

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Why Mentor?

Because this is our state of emergency today:
 
  • Of all Black fourth-graders, 58% are functionally illiterate.
  • In some cities, 80% of our boys drop out before finishing high school.
  • Every day 1,000 Black children are arrested.
  • 1 in every 8 African American males ages 25-29 is incarcerated.
  • The number one cause of death for our boys is homicide.

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