Heeding our children's desperate cry for help, we have launched ESSENCE CARES: A National Mentoring Movement and a coalition with some of the most trusted organizations in the nation: the National Urban League; 100 Black Men of America; The Links, Incorporated; and the YWCA.
Our critical call to action simply asks this: that every able Black adult put his or her guiding hand on a vulnerable young person's shoulder. So many of our young people-our treasure and our future-are in peril. At this moment, the negative forces claiming our children are more powerful than our community's and country's efforts to secure them.
A thousand blessings to you for your willingness and commitment to help change that, and for joining with ESSENCE CARES to become part of the solution.
On this site we will connect you to mentoring organizations in your community that have men and women working to create a new world for our young people. Together we will end this state of emergency in Black America. Linking arms and aims, we will open wide the pathways to happiness, wholeness and high achievement for our struggling youngsters.
Our beloved children are waiting for us.