Mentee Spotlight: India Gay

Name: India Gay Grade: 10th Current School Attending: The U School When did you get involved with DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc? Last year What opportunities have you been involved in since participating in the DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. mentoring program? The different conferences/events that have been held. What impact has mentoring had on your educational experience? Having someone to talk to about my work helps a lot. What part of mentoring do you value most? I like creating a bond with someone that knows what it's like to experience what I’ll soon go through. That definitely helps me prepare a lot. What do you like most about your mentor? What I like most about my mentor Madison i

Mentee of the Month- New Series

Ramon Velez is recognized as the January 2019 DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. Mentee of the Month. Velez, a current Senior of the U School, and Army Bound Recruit was selected because of his commitment to his education and his perseverance in dealing with life's challenges. Velez is currently a Senior at The U School and very passionate about creative writing. DonCARES Executive Director Donovan Forrest met Velez after speaking in U School Humanities Teacher Charlie McGheean's class in September of last year. During their initial conversation, Velez told Forrest about his interest in the military. Velez has an uncle who served in the Marine Corps. Velez who was born and raised in North Phila

DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. receives grant from Health Partners Foundation

DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. is honored to announce it has received a $1,000 grant from Health Partners Foundation to help youth continue to value education and service in North Philadelphia. With the support of the Health Partners Foundation, DonCARES will hold a social justice essay writing contest at The U School during Black History Month. There will be two prompts for 9th-10th grade and 11th-12th grade. The prompt which has not been announced as of yet will ask students to critically analyze social issues facing young adults of color in the United States and the Caribbean. In addition, high school student participants will pitch their best and brightest solution to many of the huma

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