Domenay Darden is recognized as the December 2019 DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. Mentee of the Month. Domenay was selected because of her commitment to her education and her perseverance in overcoming life's challenges. Darden 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 Domenay a few years ago while hosting programs for high school aged girls at The U School. Earlier this year, Darden approached Forrest and told him to start hosting more programs for girls. Darden explained that Forrest always does programs for boys at The U School and feels like the girls are left out of the equation.
Forrest responded that he would make an effort to host an equal amount of programs with similar impact for all students at The U School starting in September 2019.
Domenay is currently matched with DonCARES Mentor Carly Newton, a junior communication major at Temple University and a member of the National Council of Negro Women, Temple University Section, Queen in You, Temple Chapter, and an Intern at Harlem Fashion Row.
After high school, Domenay is considering becoming going to college and is currently completing her senior multi-disciplinary project on gun-violence. Both Carly and Donovan are proud of Domenay and her recent academic accomplishments. Congratulations, Domenay!