Greeting the new school year
This fall, our signature program The Rising started with a new cohort of 80 student scholars and families who are participating at either Meany or Denny International middle schools. Students start in 6th grade and most stay with the program for three years.
Our first cohort of 40 students graduated from The Rising earlier this year. We hope their participation changed the landscape of their lives and helped them and their families envision a more positive future. We are proud of them all!
We are excited to report that two of our Rising scholars received full academic scholarships to O’Dea High School in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. In this issue of Momentum, you can read more about this amazing opportunity and meet a few of our outstanding mentors.
As we begin a new school year, we've transitioned back to in-person programs and doing what we can to help our scholars and their families weather the pandemic. We look to our community for additional support. Please consider making a donation or becoming a mentor. Your involvement can change a life!
Don Cameron, Executive Director
Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement