Mentorship

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.

 

2006 – 2020 Notable Individual Mentors:

Angie Gates Director – Office of Cable, Television, Film, Music and Entertainment Andrew Herbst Event Planner/Concert Promoter

Brandi Dunnegan Film/Television Publicist – Allied Public Relations

Charlene Brown Celebrity Stylist/Salon Owner

Crystal Hudson Marketing Manager – Washington Mystics

DJ Cuzzin B Popular Club/Party DJ

Erica Woods Traffic Manager – Discovery Channel

Ericka Boston Editor – Sister 2 Sister Magazine

Greg Yancey Entertainment/Corporate Attorney

Kareema Cockrell Assistant Editor – Sister 2 Sister Magazine

La’Tasha Mitchell Executive Assistant – TV One 

Laiah Idelson Program Assistant – Center for Interfaith Action

Lorenzo Alexander NFL Player, Buffalo Bills

Maria Giovanetti Account Executive – Washington Mystics

Maria Lloyd Attorney

Marta Stoepker Congressional Staffer

Monique Davis Marketing Manager – Atlantic Records

Natasha Rennie Celebrity Publicist

Nichole Seabron Attorney

Nicole Blake Reporter – Federal Times

Nkeshi Free Marketing/PR Coordinator – Plexus

Rachel Newman Principal/Business Consultant – MG Sandbox

Rashard Reed Mid-Atlantic Artist Development Coordinator – Sony-BMG Rebecca Hunt Sales Manager – Washington Mystics 

Rhonda Parker Caterer

Rita Lewis Events and Marketing Manager – BET

Tahira Mahdi Chloe Broadcast Professional; Author; Instructor – MD School of Broadcasting Tiffany Turner Promotions Manager – WPGC-FM

Tonya Schofield Executive Assistant, Specials Department – BET

Tracey Wyche-Atkinson Regional Account Manager – K-Swiss; Parent

Tray Chaney Actor – HBO’s “The Wire” (Poot)