A Hand Up: Top Black Celebrity Mentors

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Colin Powell

General Colin Powell has been a spokesperson for the National Mentoring month campaign for years.  His mission has been to recruit mentors not just stateside, but in the Carribean as well.  In 1997 he made his mark as a mentor by founding America’s Promise Alliance.  Initially General Powell served as Chairman, today the organization, which is in partnership with 400+ corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups, is chaired by his wife, Alma.  All the organizations share a passion for improving the lives of young people by preparing them for college and work.

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