The mentoring component is an integral part of the C.A.P.E. League. It is designed to provide each member with a positive adult or mentoring group that they can talk to, be influenced by, and learn from. We have three levels of mentoring: individual, theme, and group mentoring. Individual mentors are selected professionals from various fields who have proven to be outstanding community members by way of their personal conduct and desire to help youth. These mentors are paired based on careers, hobbies, and background – and how they match with a would-be mentee.
Theme mentors are groups we partner with representing specific fields (i.e. Howard Dance team, E.P.P. – a group of entry-level professionals in entertainment fields; college football team). These organizations come in to provide guidance and instruction, in their represented area, to CAPE members as a team. Finally, “life skills mentoring” involves multiple CAPE members matched with a group of mentors – based on gender, lifestyle, interests, or other commonalities. The kids come together for workshops in self-esteem, nutrition, personal relationships, proper behavior, peer pressure, parent issues, etc. These partnerships make way for group outings and bonding activities. Unlike many traditional mentoring programs, C.A.P.E. League focuses on professional/talent development as we do on personal development.