4C Coalition Newsletter

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

January is National Mentoring Month

Mentoring Matters
Visit our Booth and Learn About 4C's Mentoring Program at Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
This year's theme:


Monday, January 18, 2016
The Celebration starts at Garfield High School, 
400 23rd Avenue at East Jefferson

Note: Event will occur regardless of sun, rain, snow, or icy conditions!

9:30-10:50 AM: Workshops including several geared toward youth, in various high school classrooms (See next article for 4C workshop details.

11:00 AM -12:30 PM: Rally with speakers, poetry, and music in the Gymnasium

12:30 PM: March to Jackson Federal Building, 2nd & Madison, downtown Seattle

1:45 PM: Outside Rally at Federal Building, time approximate

Contact: Don Cameron 206 972-3426 or Hazel Cameron 206 354-4139
MLK Day Workshop hosted by 4C and SCMM 
Loving Our Girls Who Hold the Promise of the Universe Within
"Wellness Mentoring Circle" will be a single-gender intimate gathering, led by adult and peer mentors to help the young girls in the circle understand and manage life's challenges.
Limited to 10 to 15 girls aged 14-16, with four or five female mentors in the room. Leading the group will be Hazel Cameron, Seattle Cares Mentoring Movement;  Patricia Valentine, certified grief and wellness counselor; peer facilitator Alejianna Carrol, student Franklin HS; and peer facilitator DaJohnna Walker, student Franklin HS.

Registration begins at 9AM
Workshops are  9:30 to 10:50AM.
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. 


4C Coalition 

Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

Group Mentor Program Facilitator

The 4C Coalition is a non-profit mentor organization that recruits, trains, and supports people from the community who volunteer to mentor youth involved in the juvenile justice system or at risk of entering the system. 

The 4C mentor acts as a role model and provides support for youth in SYVPI. 


In January we're starting Pen or Pencil (POP) mentoring groups in:

-Central (Tuesdays)
-SE (Wednesdays)
-Kent (Thursdays)

-SW (Thursdays) We do not follow POP curriculum for this group.


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.


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

Donate securely online or send your donation via mail to:
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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