Message from the President



My name is Donovan Forrest and I am pleased to see you are visiting the DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. mentoring program website. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the committee of a significant organization.  DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. is an organization that strives to promote representation in education through tutoring and mentoring that directly and positively impact youth in a number of areas. 

For four years, DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. has been dedicated to providing quality mentoring services for high school students in North Philadelphia. Our many programs serve our community full circle, from working one-on-one with high school students to fighting food insecurity and prepping students for job placement, we take pride in the dedication of our mentors, community  partners, donors, and volunteers to make this happen. 


In September 2015,  I founded DonCARES in attempt to give back to my North Philadelphia community.  I never knew it would be such a successful attempt!  Here at DonCARES, our mentors come from many different backgrounds but all have a similar passion and that is to mentor youth and give back to our communities.  I wish you the best in your endeavors and I hope to see you at some of our programs. Always remember that even if you don't mentor for our organization you can still be someone who matters to someone who matters.


All The Best,


Donovan W. Forrest




Founder & President 

DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. 


Tel: 717-706-7345 


Mon - Fri: 10am - 2pm


DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, formed in 2015 to promote high-quality one-on-one mentoring for high school students in North Philadelphia. If you find it in your heart to donate to our cause, your gift is 100% tax deductible. Thank you. 


-One-on-One Mentoring

-Academic Tutoring

-In-School Empowerment Events

-Resume Workshops for Youth

-Speaking Engagements

-Shadowing Opportunities 

-Sponsored Outings

2000 N. 7th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

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