Mentoring Black Youth

The goal of the 100 Saturday Academy is to make every student “Responsible, Respectable, and Ready to Lead.”

This training recognizes that Black youth are likely to vary in their individual needs and, thus, in the specific types of mentoring supports that might be most impactful and effective. The truth of the matter is that Black youth often face many unique challenges as they strive to succeed in the schools and communities in which they reside. Training participants will learn skills and strategies that explore steps necessary to mentor Black youth appropriately (e.g., teaching or advocacy experience), and cultural competency activities to mentor Black youth effectively.