Time to REMEMBER. a Monday Mentoring Minute

79% of students agree with this statement:  “I am more likely to listen to adults in my life if I know that they care about me.” This week: REMEMBERING THE PAST YEAR Even though this past year has been one that we’d rather forget in lots of ways, it is still good to remember-to think … Read more

How to CARE? a Monday Mentoring Minute

As the school year continues to wind down, we are taking the month of May to talk about how we can care for the students we mentor. …Students are more likely to listen to the adults in their lives if they know we care about them first. C.A.R.E. Hopefully by now, your student already knows … Read more

Show You Care :: May 3rd Mentoring Minute

Believe it or not, the school year is winding down quickly! And that means that if you are a part of a school-based mentoring program like Be the One, you don’t have much time left to invest in your student before summer break starts. So, what do you do…what can you do in this last … Read more

Mentor Minute: bored and need an escape?

Welcome back to the March Mentor Minute! This month, we’ve focused on the impact that screens and devices have on Gen Z, and how we as mentors can help teach/model a healthier approach to screen time. As we come to the end of this month, we’d like to highlight some of the key findings that … Read more

Gen Z and screen time – quantity or quality?

Much of the discussion of Gen Z and screen time focuses on the amount (or quantity) of time that students spend on their smartphones (or screens in general). But, that’s only half of the discussion. It’s not just about quantity when it comes to talking about screen time…it’s also about the quality of the content … Read more

Gen-Z Screen Time? – March 1st Mentoring Minute

Let’s start with a number: 5.15 That number represents the estimated number of hours that 13-17 year-olds spend on their smartphones each day. If you add other screens and devices, that number jumps up to 7.22, excluding time on screens for school or work. For now though, let’s just focus on the smartphone screen number. … Read more

Feb 22nd Mentoring Minute – Gen Z?

Welcome back to the Mentoring Minute for the month of February! Last week, we briefly looked at the need students have today for deep, relational connectedness. They need adults in their lives who are willing to listen and learn and walk with them through the high’s and low’s of life. This has certainly been true … Read more

Feb 15th Mentoring Minute – helping students

One of the biggest impacts is seen in the increasing numbers of students dealing with feelings of anxiety and loneliness. This month, we’re taking a closer look at the importance of resilience as we mentor students. Resilience has always been an important quality for students to learn and develop, and the challenges of the past … Read more

Feb 8th Mentoring Minute – realities of trauma

8 out of 10 young adults indicated that they had at least one experience that caused them trauma. This month, we’re taking a closer look at the importance of resilience as we mentor students. Resilience has always been an important quality for students to learn and develop, and the challenges of the past year have … Read more