National Mentoring program launches Minneapolis chapter

In its mission to mobilize 1 million African American adults to become mentors to youth in America, the National Cares Mentoring Movement (NCMM) is launching Minneapolis Cares, Minnesota’s first NCCM Mentor Circle. The specific goals of the Minneapolis Cares Mentoring Movement are to guide youth, by pairing them with organizations that offer mentoring services and programs, and to significantly increase the pool of caring African American mentors. 

A launch celebration will be held at International Market Square on Thursday, December 10th, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The Grammy award-winning Sounds of Blackness will perform live and Angela Davis of WCCO-TV will emcee the event. Guests are encouraged to RSVP at Minneapolis Cares website. While the goal is to recruit African American adults, all are welcome--especially prospective mentors. The event is free and open to the public. 

The City of Minneapolis is a partner in this program.

Published Dec. 8, 2009