The mission of the DC Rhinos Mentoring Program is to identify, obtain and direct resources to implement and support programs and activities that enhance the lives of the youth within our service area.
The vision of the DC Rhinos Mentoring Program is to work with young men through group mentoring over multiple year to expose them to the vast world of possibilities that the future holds for them.

Documents can be found here

- Complete application, parental consent form, waivers, and 1 page essay

- Send completed forms to kappapsimentors@gmail.com

- There is no out of pocket cost for the DC Rhinos program

- For questions or additional information email kappapsimentors@gmail.com

The DC Rhinos program is designed to enrich the lives of young men through education, motivation, uplift, structure and guidance. The DC Rhinos programs is intended to promote self-worth, character, self-respect, empowerment and sufficiency for the participants. The participants are expected to utilize the life skills obtained to benefit their families and communities. This includes long-term educational attainment, community service and personal enrichment which leads to personal success and growth.
The DC Rhinos program provides the members with valuable skill training such as education, cultural, social, drug/alcohol prevention and health skills. Using a team approach, the training focuses on building self-esteem, leadership development, enhancing character, goal setting, career exploration, and conflict resolution (just to name a few). Through field trips, mentor testimonies and guest speakers, the participants are challenged to improve their interpersonal skills in order to address some of the most pressing youth issues and foster success in life.
The DC Rhinos program objective is to assist young people in creating a road map for their life. We encourage and plan activities that involve community service projects such as support of homeless prevention, food bank support and other intergenerational activities that allow the participants the opportunity to interact with our local elderly. These types of activities show the participants the meaning of service and helping those less fortunate which prepares them for life as young, responsible adults thereby promoting individual growth.

A major expectation of the program is the young men's pursuit of excellence. There are four primary components to the program; Life skills, STEAM activities, Recreation, and off-site Excursions, which form a road map for producing a wide-ranging experience for them. Topics within the components provide interactive lessons and activities which allow opportunities for individual growth and exposure.

Outcomes of the DC Rhinos Program include the following:

- Achieve academic excellence

- Enhance leadershipskills

-Set/Plan future goals

- Instill community service values

The DC Rhinos Mentoring Program is focused on mentoring young men who meet the following criteria:

- Males in grades 7-12.

- Resident of the DMV area

- Interest/need for exposure to the vast possibilities that the future holds

- Complete the online form at bit.ly/dcrhinos

- Complete parental consent form, waivers, and 1 page essay

- There is no out of pocket cost for the DC Rhinos program

- For questions or additional information email kappapsimentors@gmail.com

The Aspire 2 Inspire Foundation, Inc. (A2I) is a 501c3 Non-Profit Foundation established to support various community outreach activities in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

Some of the programs that the A2I Foundation supports are the following:

- A2I Scholarship Fund - Adopt-A-Block - Food Drives for Local Community

- High School Debate Tournament - High School Talent Hunt - Holiday Toy Drive - Voter Registration and Awareness Programs

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Aspire 2 Inspire Foundation, Inc.

1231 Harvard Street Washington, DC 20009

www.a2ifoundation.org

www.facebook.com/a2ifoundation

www.instagram.com/a2ifoundation

www.twitter.com/a2ifoundation

DC Rhinos Mentoring Program

DC Rhinos Program Kick-Off Cookout 2019

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Bro. Thornton assisting a Rhino during our STEM session

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Bro. Stallings conducting our STEM session with the DC Rhinos.

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The brothers took the DC Rhinos to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

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DC Rhinos, family and friends assisted us in our Annual Adopt-A-Block initiative by cleaning the 1100-1400 blocks of Harvard and Columbia streets.

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DC Rhinos accompanied us in our Annual Feed The Homeless initiative.

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Kappa Psi Chapter gifting one of our DC Rhinos families with Turkey's during the 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday. Thank you to the WMCobb Foundation for providing us with the turkey's.

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Celebrating another successful year with our DC Rhinos at our Annual Banquet.

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The brothers conducting another STEM session with the DC Rhinos.

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The brothers with our DC Rhinos at the conclusion of our George Mason University college tour.

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