National Capital Area CARES Fundraiser and Reception
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Washington, D.C., DC
SUSAN L. TAYLOR AND MICHAEL WALKER INVITE YOU TO A SPECIAL RECEPTION
On behalf of National Capital Area CARES, the National CARES Mentoring Movement affiliate serving the children of the Metropolitan DC Area, it would be an honor to have you join us for an evening of inspiration and action.
National Capital Area CARES’ mission is to mobilize, recruit and connect existing mentoring groups in Washington, DC with hundreds of caring and committed adults. The most important work of our time is to ensure that on our watch, another generation of children will not be lost to staggering levels of street violence, under-resourced schools and communities disassembled by poverty and neglect. Please come and meet our dedicated DC-Metro Area affiliate members and learn about this life-saving work. Just as NCAC ensures our challenged children, we need you to nourish this volunteer army of devoted men and women.
Our appeal for individual support is $100.00 and and business-level support of $500.00. Contact Roxanna Bilal, at 240-688-6679 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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ROXANNA BILAL, NCA CARES Director CARLA LABAT, NCA CARES Fundraising Director
The National Capital Area CARES Circle is the local arm of the National CARES Mentoring Movement (NCMM), founded by Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief, emeritus of ESSENCE Magazine. NCA CARES mobilizes and connects existing mentoring groups with hundreds of thousands of caring and committed adults from every sector of the Black community to mentor and secure the educational and lifelong success of vulnerable young people.
Caring adults can offer our children the compassion, guidance and encouragement they need to build happy and productive lives. None of the negative forces imperiling our children's lives is stronger that our love and commitment.
What is Mentoring? It’s a matter of trust. Mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the young person’s competence and character. A mentor is an adult who, along with a young person’s parents or guardians, provides support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive examples of how to make choices that serve him or her. Mentors are good listeners, people who care, people who want to help young people bring out strengths that are already there.
Why Mentor? You can save a precious life…and nourish your own. Harsh and cruel life experiences have led many of our young people to believe that they are alone in the world and that no one cares. The National Capital Area CARES Circle of the National CARES Mentoring Movement seeks to dispel that notion by providing young people with role models who will play an active role in helping to shape their development. By mentoring a young person, you can help redirect the course of his or her life.
SO, ARE YOU IN?