To improve the quality of life of African American males in middle school by providing youth with inspiration through positive role models that mirror their image.
The CBM CARES® National Mentoring Initiative seeks to serve a minimum of 500 boys by way of group and one-to-one mentoring for 8 hours per month for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.
Goals & Objectives:
Goal 1: Improve academic performance
Goal 2: Improve school attachment
Goal 3: To reduce the number of unexcused school absences
Goal 4: To improve self image and self worth
We, the members of the National Organization of Concerned Black Men, Inc., (CBM) have committed ourselves in support of the social, emotional, academic and psychological development of African American youth. We offer ourselves as role models and pledge to help our children aspire to lofty goals and expectations. We pledge to protect, instruct, nurture and discipline —to trust, share, honor, and above all — to be there when needed. We will teach our youth that men and women build institutions and do not engage in self-destructive behavior. We will show our Nation’s youth how to direct their energies to positive activities of benefit to all, and remind them that respect for self and others is expected of men and women of distinction. We will provide community leadership and encourage this society to place our children’s needs first. In caring for our youth, we take our responsibility seriously, and will remember that the future of our children depends on our success. Our motto is “… Caring For Our Youth.”®
Since 1975, Concerned Black Men has been providing services to young people and their families. CBM programs also meaningfully touch the lives of thousands of children daily. Our national level programs have rigorous evaluation components that monitor and assess progress and effectiveness. Through the work of a nationwide network of chapters located in 32 cities, and an experienced and credentialed staff in the Nation’s Capital, CBM works to help youth and their families overcome life’s most difficult challenges.
To learn more about Concerned Black Men,
visit the Organization’s website at: www.cbmnational.org
Concerned Black Men
1313 L Street NW
Washington DC 20009