Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement

Project Description

Research shows that mentoring has a powerful impact on young people, providing them with the tools they need to make responsible decisions, stay in school, and reduce or avoid risky behavior. We work with Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement, a nonprofit organization, to help them promote several mentoring programs benefitting King County youth.

In 2018, we helped SCMM launch the highly successful “Our Best: Black Male Achievement Mentoring Campaign,” a program supported by the City of Seattle. “Our Best” was Seattle’s first-ever initiative to support quality, culturally anchored mentoring to improve opportunities and life outcomes for young black men and boys. We’ve created a communications strategic plan and written copy for the website, posters, newsletters and press releases.

In 2019, SCMM began partnering with King County through its Best Starts for Kids program to bring mentoring support to six-graders in two pilot schools.