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Success can rarely be attributed purely to luck and hard work. Most of the great success stories can be linked to a string of helping hands. Mentors are invaluable in careers and in life. They offer guidance, support, and often can open a door or two. Almost ten years ago, the White House inaugurated National Mentoring Month to help spearhead a movement of recruiting mentors. Within the black community, the need seems to be great, but so are some of the names that have answered this call to action. The Atlanta Post looks at a few African-American celebrities that have really come through.

 

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington made a name for himself in Hollywood as a two-time Academy Award winner. But before he found success, he was a familiar face at the Boys and Girls Club in Mt. Vernon, NY.  Headed in the wrong direction, his childhood mentor  helped redirect his path. Today, he still credits the organization with preparing him for his successful journey.  He is the national spokesperson for the mentoring organization that continues to help millions of young people dream big.

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