Lynden High School June 2020

Stories to share: Shortly before we closed in March, a student on the yearbook staff talked to me about doing a page on Be the One Mentoring. We had arranged for him to interview and photograph some student mentor pairs the following week for his story. Once we...

Lynden High School May 2020

Stories to share: “One student did not respond to any of my emails or messages about connecting with his mentor, even though I know they had a good relationship.  I was able to make contact with his mom.  She was so grateful that I called.  She was extremely...

Lynden High School–April 2020

It’s been challenging for mentors and students to connect during this time of closure due to the boundaries we have in place.  Mentors have had to reach out via mail and email through the coordinator.  Some have been very creative in showing that they care: ...

Lynden High School, March 2020

Stories to share: It’s been an interesting month.  Before school closed, I had a fun time facilitating an unusual meeting with a mentor and student.  The mentor had health concerns and didn’t think it was wise to come to school, but really wanted to...
Lynden High School–February 2020

Lynden High School–February 2020

Stories to share: It’s a two-way street when people have authentic relationships. Often we talk about how mentors support and care for students, but students also learn to care for their mentors, as I saw in a couple of situations this month.  One Mentor’s mom was in...