The Concrete Rose Foundation currently offers two programs: Concrete Roses Mentoring and the Reading Roses Initiative.
Concrete Roses Mentoring
Our Concrete Roses Mentoring program offers a school and community-based mentoring program that prepares girls ages 8-12 to meet the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood through a coordinated, progressive series of high-quality activities and learning experiences that help them to achieve social, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. Concrete Roses Mentoring is geared to nurture the goals, aspirations, and ambitions of our mentees and help them blossom into successful young ladies.
Girls participate in 1:1 mentoring, group mentoring, community service, and enrichment activities as they gain the ability to lead themselves and others on a course of action. They also gain the ability to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-confidence and self-esteem to pursue and achieve their goals.
Reading Roses' Book Club
The Reading Roses Book Club features books by African American authors with main characters in environments that our mentees can identify and relate to.
Reading Roses Reading Initiative
Reading Roses is a reading initiative sponsored by The Concrete Rose Foundation. The program aims to bridge the local racial achievement gap and increase the number of minority students reading at or above grade level to help them become more proficient in English Language Arts. Our goal is to provide support to struggling readers, to help them read fluently, and comprehend grade-level passages.
The Academic Advocate
The Academic Advocate is a parent partnership outreach program. The program is designed to provide assistance and guidance to parents of underperforming minority youth that needs additional academic support.
This is an upcoming program that will be offered for the 2022-2023 school year.