2021 Summer Mentorship


The Black Literacy & Arts Collaborative Project will be hosting a hybrid (online and in-person) mentorship program for youth ages 13-17 from July through September who are interested in the following subject areas:​​

  • Art

    • Painting​

    • Graphic Design

    • Illustration

  • Creative Writing

    • Poetry​

    • Short Stories

    • Script Writing

  • Photography

    • Lighting​

    • Posing

    • Editing

    • Camera settings

  • Music

    • Song writing​

    • Production

    • Recording

  • Film

    • Documentary Filming​

    • Interviewing

    • Lighting 

    • Set Design

Image by Yingchou Han

The practice of mentorship is not a new concept. It has been around for hundreds of years because the wisdom learned through life experience is extremely valuable to pass along. This practice benefits the Mentee as well as also society as a whole.

If you would like to support this program but are unable to mentor a student this summer, please consider making a donation. A donation of $100 will support one (1) student for the entire program.

Here’s how everyone benefits from Mentorship.


Students who participate in our mentorship program experience:

  • Increased self-confidence and an improved sense of self-worth

  • A better understanding of accountability and social responsibility

  • Improved communication skills particularly in identifying and dealing with emotions

  • Academic improvement and healthier social interactions with peers


Communities benefit by:

  • Having engaged, socially responsible individuals that are invested in the future

  • Reducing the number of high school dropouts and therefore creating less financial strain on the community

  • More adults who know how to engage those younger than themselves in common everyday interaction. This helps younger people feel like they are valued and appreciated as members of the community



Being a Mentor will:

  • Challenge you and be just as impactful to your growth as that of the Student’s

  • Be rewarded with the knowledge that you directly helped another human being in their life’s journey

  • Gain an appreciation of the reality of what the next generation is faced with and give you the resources to positively guide them in their development