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The RISING: Elevating Education, Expectations and Self-Esteem

In Wellness Mentoring Circles, young people are led through an exciting interactive curriculum by facilitators–who are psychologists and social workers–and community volunteer mentors. The interactive activities build social-emotional skills, self-confidence and self-efficacy. Our model blends a culturally specific approach with trauma-informed healing practices that meet young people where they are without judgment–but with love.

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The HBCU Rising aims to fill the pipeline of jobs which use STEM skills. The three-tiered mentoring program uses corporate volunteers in STEM-related professions to coach college students from historically Black colleges and universities, who in turn, mentor middle and elementary school students.

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The University for Parents is a healing-centered, workforce readiness program for parents that is designed to assist parents in overcoming systemic and self-imposed barriers to self-sufficiency and sustainability. U4P works with community partners to provide wraparound services to parent-learners and their families.

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United by our principles and mission, our affiliate leaders across 58 U.S. cities effectively recruit and train adults to serve as mentors and deploy them to schools and youth-support organizations that are in need of Black volunteers to provide one to one mentoring.

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