Sankofa Mentoring Matters
Sankofa Mentoring Matters is a 501(c)(3) organization. We exist to give youth the support they need as they journey from childhood into adulthood.
As a result of participating in our programs and experiences such as the
Rites of Passage Program for Boys and Girls,
youth are developed into leaders that are self-aware, culturally conscious and who exhibit Christian character. This development is facilitated through exposure of youth to life-skills training and varied experiences.
Our Organization’s Mission & Vision
The Mission of Sankofa Mentoring Matters is to cultivate the spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual, social and occupational wellness in youth
through life-skills training and experiences.
The Vision: Through exposure to life-empowering skills and experiences, Sankofa Mentoring Matters will develop young leaders that are self aware, culturally conscious, and exhibit Christian character.
With Mentors, 76% of young adults are accepted and graduate from college.
Mentoring reduces depression in individuals and increases well-being.
With this mentorship program, it will create a positive impact between the mentor and the student.
"Excellence is a journey and not a destination."
N P Mohapatra
Sankofa – An African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana that literally means “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.”
San – (return), ko (go), fa (look, seek, take).
Sankofa is represented by Adinkra symbols with either a stylized heart or by a bird with its head turned backward while its feet face forward carrying a precious egg in its mouth.
We need your Help!
Invest in Future Leaders by making a tax-free donation to
Sankofa Mentoring Matters.
Sankofa Mentoring Matters is a 501(c)3 youth organization and the participants in our Rites of Passage Program for Boys and Girls benefit from your donation in the following ways:
1) Reduced Participant Fees
2) Teacher/Student Class Materials
3) Transport To and From Experiences
4) Guest Speaker Fees