Mentor Spotlight: Cameron Battle-Bradshaw

Major: Criminal Justice, Psychology Minor

Year: Senior

Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Williamstown, New Jersey

What is your favorite quote? “Appreciate everything, regret nothing”—Unknown

What extra-curricular activities are you part of on campus? How have they contributed to shaping your world-view and your identity?

As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, as well as the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. I have learned the importance of not only sisterhood but scholarship. Both have shaped me into a woman who is dedicated to her studies, but also the betterment of her community.

How long have you been a member of DonCARES of Philadelphia?

I have been a member of DonCARES since January 2019.

Why did you choose to get involved with DonCARES?

I chose to get involved with DonCARES because I wanted to make a difference on the community I moved into. Being from New Jersey, I realized that where I grew up had a lot to do with the resources I was given that others were not. With this being said, I wanted to contribute to the positive development of the youth in this area.

What advice do you have for prospective mentors?

To a perspective mentor, I would like to tell you about the positive impact you can have on a teenager just by being a constant support system. To be a mentor is to be a reliable friend for the youth.

What do you like most about DonCARES?

I enjoy that DonCARES is changing and developing into a bigger source of support for the North Philadelphia youth. It is constantly developing new ideas to keep the youth engaged and to include more mentors.

What is your proudest moment at DonCARES?

My proudest moment at DonCARES is when my mentee said that she enjoyed our meetings. This warmed my heart and made me feel like I was doing something right.

What has being in a mentoring relationship taught you about yourself?

Being in a mentoring relationship has definitely given me an additional purpose. I continue to strive for success so that my mentee has someone else to look up to in life.

What is your favorite part about serving as a mentor?

My favorite part about serving as a mentor is seeing my mentee’s progress towards her goals each week. I see constant strides towards the person she wants to be which makes me happy.

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