Gina and Janelle’s Story:

Gina and Janelle’s Story: Gina heard about Be the One from her older sister and requested a mentor in middle school. At the time, she was “looking for someone to talk to, a friend I could talk to about anything without a bunch of drama.” She and Janelle...

Tyler and John’s Story:

Tyler and John’s Story: When Tyler first moved to Lynden in middle school, he was struggling with a number of things: losing friends, depression, and a dad who wasn’t around. When he first met John, it took a long time to develop trust. In fact, for the first...
Empowering through Problem Solving

Empowering through Problem Solving

adapted from: Love and Logic Magic for Lasting Relationships Students Don’t Need: someone to solve their problems for them anyone enabling(reinforcing) their weaknesses “Having mother nurse our wounds and beat up our bullies was fine when we were five,...
Empowering through Problem Solving

October 2020 – Mentoring Minute

Stories to Share from Our BTO Community Mentor Coordinators: Life-long Friendships It’s wonderful to hear when mentors and students develop a life-long friendship, and I heard an update from one pair recently. This student and mentor met in middle school and stayed...
BTO Snapshot for April 2020

BTO Snapshot for April 2020

APRIL 2020 Thank you for your generous contributions! Even though BTO mentoring on campus ended abruptly last month, each of the community Mentor Coordinators have been in regular contact with mentors. Whenever possible they have connected mentors and students via...