The NAACP-DC Education Committee seeks to partner with Black community organizations and men of color to launch the “Boys of Color Mentoring Initiative” at Whittier Education Campus, in Ward 4, NW, DC.


  • Data from student surveys reveal the following grim statistics about Black boys attending Whittier EC:

  • 95 percent of Black boys in grades 3 through 8 do not have a father present in the home.

  • Nearly 80 % of these boys do not interact with positive Black men (including their fathers) on a regular basis.

  • More than half of these boys say they do not have a positive Black male in their lives to look up to.

What can you do?

  • Help the NAACP DC reverse this devastating reality.

  • Volunteer weekly or bi-weekly for a minimum of 2 hours to mentor a Black boy at Whittier EC.

The days for mentoring are Monday’s and Wednesday’s and the three available time slots are:

  • 9am – 10am

  • 3pm to 5pm

  • 4pm to 6pm

Mentors can opt to serve one or two hours during the afternoon time block. (It is preferred that men serve for the entire 2 hours). Please contact LaFonda Willis at or 202-870-0924, by Thursday, February 25, 2016.

The initiative launches Monday, February 29, 2016.

** This program will be on going, we ask if you’re not available now and will be at a later time to please contact us at your earliest convenience.