James seemed depressed and withdrawn

James seemed depressed and withdrawn

A mentoring story: In middle school, James seemed depressed and withdrawn, and was lacking a father-figure in his family. He struggled with school and didn’t have much motivation. Staff wondered if he would like a mentor, and introduced him to Herm Franzen, a caring,...
Caring & Compassion in Mentoring

Caring & Compassion in Mentoring

Welcome back to the February Mentor Minute! Last month, we introduced five key character qualities that we can look to build into our students in 2020. These qualities are known as “The Five C’s of Youth Development,” and include: competence,...
FAMILY NIGHT OUT – Tonight!

FAMILY NIGHT OUT – Tonight!

Tonight’s the Night – Family Night Out Doors Open at 5:30 Cash and Credit Cards accepted for additional purchases February 14th 6:00-8:30 pm Proceeds benefit BTO in Lynden, Ferndale and Nooksack Valley You won’t be disappointed! Pizza, drinks, chips, and a...
How many of our students and their families live in poverty?

How many of our students and their families live in poverty?

Be the One Mentors:   Do you know how many of our students and their families live in poverty? What does that even mean? The vast majority of our mentors come from a middle-class upbringing, but the majority of our student mentees do not. You won’t want to miss...
The Five C’s of Youth Development: COMPETENCE

The Five C’s of Youth Development: COMPETENCE

Last week, we introduced five key character qualities that we can look to build into our students in 2020. These qualities are known as “The Five C’s of Youth Development,” and include: competence, confidence, connection, character, and compassion....