#ThankfulThursday: Domonae & Carly

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, DonCARES Mentor Carly Newton and her 12th grade mentee Domonae enjoyed a meal at The Cheesecake Factory of Philadelphia. The purpose of DonCARES restaurant outings is to give positive dining experiences for both mentees and their mentors. As an organization, we make sure that mentee leave outings knowing how to calculate a percentage tip to their server. Since being matched in early October, both Carly and her 12th grade mentee Domonae have completed class assignments, worked on senior project, and built a lasting mentoring relationship. DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. administrators are proud of both scholars for their mentoring relationship success.

Mentor of the Month- Aaron Williams

Aaron Williams is recognized as the January 2020 DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. Mentor of the Month. Williams was selected because he has shown outstanding commitment to our core values and has built an admirable relationship with his mentee. Williams is a Junior at Temple University majoring in Sociology. DonCARES Executive Director Donovan Forrest met Williams in the summer of 2019 shortly after Williams applied to be a mentor. Williams chose to become a mentor for DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. so his mentee can take advantage of his experience transitioning from high school to college and use that to their advantage when they’re experiencing a similar transition whether it be from high s

Mentee of the Month-Destynn Mclaine

Destynn McClaine is recognized as the January 2020 DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. Mentee of the Month. Destynn was selected because of his commitment to his education and his perseverance in overcoming life's challenges. Destynn is currently a Senior at The U School and has been a member of DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. since September 2019. DonCARES Executive Director Donovan Forrest met Destynn a few months ago during a panel discussion in U School Teacher Charlie McGheean's Senior Design Class. Since being matched with a mentor at DonCARES, Mclaine has been accepted to Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Manor College. Destynn is currently matched with DonCARES Mentor Aaron Williams

DonCARES Promotes Cameron Battle-Bradshaw to Assistant Director

On January 5, 2020 DonCARES Executive Director Donovan Forrest promoted DonCARES Volunteer Mentor and Director of Recruitment Cameron Battle-Bradshaw to Assistant Executive Director. Bradshaw has been a member of DonCARES since January 2019 and has served as a mentor to an 11th grade student at the U School. Since being matched with her mentee, Bradshaw has cared and consistent while working, attending school, and serving as a member of The National Council of Negro, Temple Section, and The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Incorporated. In his first dispatches to Battle-Bradshaw, Forrest described her as a mentor with indomitable work ethic and a pleasure to have on DonC

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