4C Coalition Newsletter

Mentor programs are a win for our youth and our community!

UW Student-Athletes as Mentors

Several UW student-athletes are currently serving as 4C mentors.They are participating in a 4C group mentoring program that meets once a week at Yesler Community Center.

Interview with mentor volunteer John Ross, a member of the Huskie football team

Where were you raised:  
"Born and raised in Long Beach, California."

How did you get connected with 4C mentoring? 
"One of my professors suggested I look into getting involved. While I get credit for doing this, it's not really about the class credit. I'm just interested in nonprofit organization for kids because that's something I would like to do sometime."

What is your role as a mentor?  
"My role here is to inspire these kids. And, observe how non-profits perform."

Did you have a mentor growing up? 
"I've had many mentors and still do. I have really great parents who are my real mentors. I asked lots of people for advice and I consider them mentors. My coaches are also my mentors. My grandmother used to tell me that I have two ears and one mouth and that means you should listen twice as much as you talk. So I listen."

Note:  John and the other student-athlete s are participating in the PEN OR PENCIL (POP) Group Mentoring in Central Seattle. The program's goal is to inform and inspire a modern youth movement of engaged planners, leaders, and decision makers. Serving youth ages 12-17.

Mentors seek to inspire critical thinking, life skills development, and youth activism - encouraging youth to choose the road away from incarceration and toward higher education.



Seahaw k Russell Okung Visits 4C Mentoring Group
 
Mr. Okung dropped into our Denny School group mentoring session last week  to inspire and motivate.  He  focused  on the importance of passing their core classes and taking advantage of opportunities in life.

 

 
PEN OR PENCIL (POP) Group Mentoring 
Through POP, social action strategies evolve from the stories and exemplary courage of lesser-known, as well as widely recognized participants of the Underground Railroad, and the civil rights movement. The goal is to inform and inspire a modern youth movement of engaged planners, leaders, and decision makers.
  • Serving youth ages 12-17
  • Group Sessions use the PEN OR PENCIL mentoring curriculum.
  • Mentors seek to inspire critical thinking, life skills development, and youth activism - encouraging youth to choose the road away from incarceration and toward higher education.
Supported by United Way of King County
For the second year in a row, 4C has been awarded $35,00 in funding from United Way. 
Mentors Matter

Photo by Rebecca Sullivan


Wesley Saint Clair 
presides over Truancies, Juvenile Drug Court, and Trials.

Judge Saint Clair would like every kid who appears in his court to have a mentor.

"Many of the youth I see are disconnected from school and parents. They have a distorted view of the world," says Judge Saint Claire. "Their aspirations and goals are misguided."

The youth Judge Wesley Saint Clair sees in his court often come from a dysfunctional family and/or poverty.



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Group Mentoring ... an experiential learning framework that inspires critical thinking, skills development and activism, helping youth to choose the road away from prison and jail towards a quality education.

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Please consider a donation to help us advance our mission to affect the lives of local at-risk youth. 

Donate $25.00 - to help feed a youth in  group mentoring

 






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The 4C Coalition
1404 East Yesler Way, Suite B
Seattle, WA 98122


1404 East Yesler Way, Suite B,   |   Seattle , WA 98122   |    (206) 772-1434 -  (206) 568-0391

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