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We, the members of the National Organization of Concerned Black Men, Inc., (CBM) have committed ourselves in support of the social, emotional, academic and psychological development of African American youth. We offer ourselves as role models and pledge to help our children aspire to lofty goals and expectations. We pledge to protect, instruct, nurture and discipline --to trust, share, honor, and above all -- to be there when needed. We will teach our youth that men and women build institutions and do not engage in self-destructive behavior. We will show our Nation’s youth how to direct their energies to positive activities of benefit to all, and remind them that respect for self and others is expected of men and women of distinction. We will provide community leadership and encourage this society to place our children’s needs first. In caring for our youth, we take our responsibility seriously, and will remember that the future of our children depends on our success. Our motto is "... Caring For Our Youth."
You will be matched with one male mentee between the ages of 10 & 14 or up to 3 males for group mentoring. It is desired that the mentoring relationship lasts for a minimum of 12 months.
One to one mentor and mentee are expected to interact for at least 8 hours per month, some of which could be over the phone. The mentoring sessions can take place in the schools and at locations in the community as well as during the structured activities organized by the project.
Group mentors are expected to spend eight hours a month with their group at the in schools sessions and at the once monthly structure group outings organized by the project.
As a mentor, you will work with the CBM CARES project to improve the mentee's academic skills, school attendance, school attachment/pride, self-esteem, character development and hope for the future. You will be required to participate in mentor orientation and training sessions and in addition agree to provide the CBM CARES project with information regarding changes in your life that may affect your continued ability and/or eligibility to serve as a mentor.
CBM will conduct a personal interview, reference checks and a FBI fingerprint background check to determine suitability for involvement with the CBM CARES project
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