Susan L. Taylor, founder & CEO of National CARES Mentoring Movement with Jim Shelton, left, former Deputy Secretary of Education and founding Executive Director of My Brother’s Keeper under President Barack Obama, and Shaka Senghor, director’s fellow of the MIT Media Lab, college lecturer, and author.

Susan Taylor in the House!

Susan Taylor, founder & CEO of National CARES Mentoring Movement, narrated and led a powerful discussion about mentoring at My Brothers Keeper event (MBK) in Oakland. The event was held in February 2019.

Former President Barack Obama attended the first national gathering of the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance that supports boys and young men of color.

Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper five years ago, following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida that drew national attention, “to build safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where they feel valued and have clear paths to opportunity – with a focus on encouraging mentorship and reducing youth violence.”



WNBC Interviews Susan L. Taylor

Happy Birthday Susan Taylor

“Send a short birthday note to Susan and donate just $10 one-time, or per month…”


Susan has come to Seattle year after year to help us build our community of mentors.

The only gift she ever asks for, on her 73rd birthday today, is that we link arms in support of our children and communities.

Since Susan Taylor started National CARES in 2006, more than 200,000 young people have been mentored, and are today authoring their own lives

So today, on Susan’s 73rd birthday, I’m asking our Seattle friends to send a short birthday note to Susan and donate just $10 one-time, or per month to CARES. Use the hashtag #SLT73.

Out of love for Susan and all the work she has done and continues to do to support our community and our children, Seattle CARES is pushing hard to encourage community support for National CARES’ many life-forces, leadership development programs which are helmed by its Affiliates in 58 cities.

More than 15,000 young people living in poverty, including young parents, middle and high schoolers, and young people being held in detention are undergirded annually in CARES’ group-mentoring programs; and tens of thousands of others are supported in one-to-one mentorship by its culturally anchored army of volunteer mentors whom the organization trains.

Please make a $10.00 donation once-a-month for one year … or make a onetime donation: Here is the link to use for

I plea for your support. And know that all of us who love Susan and her vision to see a community healed and strong, are bowing in your gratitude.

Hazel Cameron
1404 East Yesler Way, Suite 202A
Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement (SCMM)
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 772-1434
(206) 568-0391



In November 2018, 4C Mentees and Mentors including UW Student Athletes
created amazing art with Seattle artist Jayashree Krishnan

Photos by Ron Johnson