Creating Opportunities For Excellence Mentorship Academy

The academy features influencers who mentors young women from 14 to 18 in various areas of their lives. Our mentees engage in a wide variety of experiences while working side by side with some of today’s influencers, community, and industry leaders. Through this academy, our mentees engage in Leadership Skill building, Decision Making, Anti-Bullying, Team Trust exercises, Self-worth Development, College Readiness, etc.

The achievement of a mentoring experience depends on the contributions and commitment of everyone involved in the mentoring relationship; the organization, the parent/guardian, the mentee and the mentor. To enroll your child, please email us at or contact 225-308-1263.

Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Prevention Professional Development Seminar

Learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children is designed to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and promote child-protective behaviors. This revolutionary program is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children. We want you to become confident and competent, knowing how to prevent sexual abuse and react skillfully if it occurs. Our staff will travel to your location to train you. To register for our staff to train your team or community members, please email us at or contact 225-308-1263

Cooking with Chef Fe & Christian

Our culinary program is designed to inspire the love of cooking and expose young chefs age 10 - 17 to a variety of culinary techniques, foster an appreciation of cooking at home, and encourage independence and creativity in the kitchen. Teaching youth and their families to make healthier lifestyle choices while focusing on the common denominator of food to bridge cultural, social and economic divides among young people. To enroll your child, please email us at or contact 225-308-1263

Jr. CEO Program

This program is an innovative and exhilarating program that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Our year-long program, accepts students in grades 6-12 who would like to create business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies. To learn more or register for this program, please email or contact us at 225-308-1263

COE Signature Events

Be The Voice Campaign

#BeTheVoice is a movement that helps eliminate common myths about abuse. We have implemented #BeTheVoice to empower survivors to use their voice to speak up and out. This campaign brings awareness to a cause that impacts millions. Make a difference. All of us, working together, can protect children from the trauma that ruins their lives. Our campaigns make change happen, but only when you get involved. Act now.

Now You See Campaign

Now You See: A Celebration of Courageous Kids is a photo exhibit that reveals the bravery of abused, neglected, and exploited children who disclose their trauma to those of us in law enforcement. Each child, and set of eyes, is unique and meets his or her own challenges around the trauma. They each cope in their own way. But every child in this project has told someone what happened to them. And in each photo, the child or adult survivor or caretaker is proud. And their eyes show that. They are proud that they are here and they have something to say to the world — and especially to other kids.

The children, teens, adult survivors, and loving caretakers in this project represent just a fraction of the thousands who are sexually and physically abused each year in Massachusetts. They tell a story that needs to be heard — and seen. This project honors their bravery and their resilience. It gives them a chance to share their messages with all of us — those of us who listen and those who need to speak. We hope they will inspire you as they have inspired us. They have shown courage in the most frightening of circumstances, and in doing so, have made themselves, and all of us, much safer and stronger. And Now You See. If you would like to share your story, please email

Walk A Mile Save A Child

WAMSAC is our Child Abuse Awareness walk that takes place in April of each year. WAMSAC provides us with an opportunity to alert our community the need for a community commitment to child abuse prevention. Every dollar you help raise in the WAMSAC helps support and inform the community who are parents, guardians, teachers, and child care professionals. As a united, educated, and supported community, we can better prevent the physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional maltreatment, and neglect of our children.

Mary R. Harris Angel Tree

We are making a difference across the world. Individuals, social service agencies and schools refer families to COE for help with Christmas. We obtain the name of each child in the family and a list of desired Christmas gifts. Generous Donors select Angels, purchase gifts, and return them to the Angel Tree by the given deadline. Upon their return, the gifts are taken to one our office. During the five days prior to Christmas Eve, our team delivers the Christmas gifts to the families.

Host an Event for COE

It would be impossible for our organization to function without the creativity of our dedicated supporters. Donors and friends of COE host special events, fundraisers and promotions throughout the year to support our cause, and we could not be more grateful for their support.


Interested in hosting a benefit for our organization or engaging your small business in supporting our youth? Please fill in the form below.