You can invest in the life of a young person by becoming a mentor today. Take the first step by reaching out to one of our mentor recruitment affiliates. To find one near you, please click here.


To serve as a mentor in the greater Los Angeles area, contact Brent F. Burton, Los Angeles CARES Mentoring Movement Board Chairman at Brent@LACMM.net or at  (424) 261-4934.


Additionally, the National CARES Mentoring Movement has partnered with MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership to connect people nationwide with opportunities to mentor in their communities. If there is no mentoring organization that you are aware of near you, contact MENTOR by clicking here.


MENTOR is also the largest free online registry of mentoring organizations in the nation. If you know of a mentoring organization in Southern California area that is working effectively with our children but is not registered, please encourage the director to contact www.mentoring.org/register and tell us about them so we can connect with them.



You can save a precious life…and nourish your own. Harsh and cruel experiences have led many of our young to believe that they are alone in the world and that no one cares. The National CARES Mentoring Movement seeks to dispel that notion by providing young people with role models who will play an active role in helping to shape their development. By mentoring a young person, you can help redirect the course of his or her life.



A matter of trust. Mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the young person's competence and character. A mentor is an adult who, along with a young person's parents or guardians, provides support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive examples of how to make choices that serve him or her. Mentors are good listeners, people who care, people who want to help young people bring out strengths that are already there.

This young man is one of Brent's personal mentees,  Ashton Robinson.  Ashton is a senior at Inglewood High School.  He plays Football and Basketball and has a very high grade point average.  Ashton is a young leader and one of our brightest mentees in the See Your Future Mentoring Program sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Los Angeles.



Pictured are Brent Burton's two sons, Adam Burton III in the middle and Andre Burton on the right.  This photo was taken at Adam's graduation from the Los Angeles Fire Department's Drill Tower academy.  in April of 2016.  Andre has been a Los Angeles Police Officer for the past 8 years.  Both of my son's participated in the youth programs that were offered by the LAPD and the LAFD.  They were both cadets and found their calling at a young age as I did when I was young.  

This is a photo of two more of Brent's mentees, Jaylen Bostic to my right and Marquese Bright.  Both of these young men attended the Omega Psi Phi fraternity's Leadership summit gala dinner with me in October of 2015. 

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