Celebrating Another Year of Mentoring Girls in Chicago!

As you complete either major projects, summer initiatives, or even programming years with your youth mentoring programs, it’s always important to celebrate your victories through documentation and photographs.  It’s a great way to historically document your achievements as an organization, the achievements of the youth that you serve, demonstrate the achievements of contributing staff and volunteers, and it also serves as some evidence of your potential impact as a youth mentoring program.  This celebratory documentation can be in the format of individualized letters or communications with pictures directed towards specific stakeholders like partnering schools, organizations, and sponsors. You can share it in printed or electronic newsletters, or on social media as well.  And, it also can give you a great opportunity to motivate potential donors to give to your organization as well.  So, to mark the end of another successful programming year with my mentoring program Polished Pebbles I’ve decided to share some of our year-end newsletter with you!  Enjoy!

And, if you feel moved….you can donate to Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program here: GIVE!!!








College Freshman Memoirs: The Blue Print For Success

A Jackson State University Student Share 4 Tips You Need To Know….
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jet logoThis summer,  in blog series for JET Magazine, I’m featuring “The Freshman Memoirs” from current college students who want to share with incoming freshmen the experiences and advice they’ve learned in their college careers.  In this week’s edition, William Owens, a rising senior at Jackson State University, shares tips that helped him successfully transition to living and studying in the South.



Often Unheard: Perspective of The Black Male College Student

Yaw Kesse Photo

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Freshman Memoirs: From Chicago to The Cornfields

In my latest blog series for JET, “The Freshman Memoirs,” I feature current college students and their various experiences throughout their college careers.

This week, I highlight the perspective of a young black male undergraduate student, Yaw Kesse, who shares his lessons learned during his freshman year!