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.
THE HBCU RISING
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.
UNIVERSITY FOR PARENTS
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.
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.