Mentoring Kings is a research based, hybrid (in-person & online) critical mentoring and literacy intervention geared toward male high school students of color. A distinguishing feature of Mentoring Kings is that it seeks to improve student literacy using explicit note taking instruction and is guided by the fundamental principles: unity, self-determination, collective work & responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity & faith (non-religious). Mentoring Kings’ three core components are: asynchronous online modules, after-school intensives and MK University (Saturday enrichment & academic support).
Dr. Kelly Downing, Founder/Program Director
RARE CUT was founded as a pocket square company, but what RARE CUT stands for is so much more than that. We truly pride ourselves in being a cut above the rest by creating quality products and giving back to the community that raised us in the process. For this campaign, we've teamed up with Mentoring Kings (MK), a critical mentoring and literacy program at A Philip Randolph High School in Harlem, NYC.
A portion of profits from the “RARE” line will be donated to MK which will be used to help fund the program. RARE CUT embodies being a cut above the rest not just in our brand and products, but in our mindset – and we always look to put our local communities first.
RARE CUT’s new “ RARE - Cut From A Different Cloth” T-Shirt is designed with the highest-quality cotton and a flattering unisex cut. Tri-blend material: 50% Polyester 25% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton 25% Rayon making this the most comfortable shirt you'll own and the first shirt you'll wear out of the laundry.