The cornerstone of DonCARES of Philadelphia's vision is for students of color city-wide to each have a college student of color as a mentor. At DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. our mentors believe strongly in utilizing education as an essential component in motivating and inspiring inner-city youth in North Philadelphia. As mentors we believe in using one-on-one mentoring as a method to effectively engage the youth and provide them with services and opportunities that will magnify their learning experience. By working one-on-one with students, mentors will be able to identify social weaknesses and strengths that classroom teachers are apt to overlook in crowded classrooms. Through visits to museums, universities, and quality time with mentors, students will be presented with opportunities not otherwise obtainable.
On Friday, February 8, 2019 Madison and her mentee India spent a few hours at The 2019 Philly Auto Show at the convention center. India is a motivated Sophomore at The U School and her mentor Madison is an high performing third-year student at Temple. The two scholars have been matched since October 2018 and spend a majority of their time talking, working on homework assignments, and planning their future outings together. During their first few meetings, Madison helped India create her resume that India will soon use to apply for jobs.
In addition, India's mother Chana Moment serves as the President of the Home and School Association. The association helps bridge the gap between working parents and their students. In addition, the organization helps facilitate the school-store where high school students can learn sales, book-keeping, and customer service. During her time at the school Madison also assists India, Ms. Moment, and other students at the stor