Kaleb and Cal’s Story: During 7th grade, Kaleb saw other kids meeting with mentors and asked about what they were doing. When he heard that he could request his own mentor, he thought: “I can have my own personal friend. This is exactly what I need.” Soon after,...

Marco and Omar’s Story:

Marco and Omar’s Story: As a graduating senior, Marco had a chance to reflect on the impact of two Be the One mentors in his life. As a middle school student new to Lynden, he felt shy and overwhelmed when staff suggested a mentor. He wasn’t very confident in...

Beatrice and Connie’s Story:

Beatrice and Connie’s Story: When she was a freshman, one of Beatrice’s friends talked about her mentor so much that she decided to ask for one as well. She met Connie and developed a friendship. Now a junior, Beatrice says: “Connie brightens my day every time I...

Abby and Amy’s Story:

Abby and Amy’s Story: Abby heard about Be the One in her health class after she transferred to LHS from Bellingham. She didn’t know many people here and felt a bit lonely. She has a large, busy family, with lots of responsibilities at home. Having an adult to...
Greg and Josh’s Story

Greg and Josh’s Story

Greg and Josh’s Story: Seventh grade was tough for Josh, really tough. Added to COVID was a near unspeakable family tragedy. We were able to match Josh with Greg, a BTO mentor and former middle school coach. Greg was virtually attending college while living in...