Lynden Middle School – June 2022 End of year – Coordinator Report

Statistics for the 2021-2022 School Year 41 active matches at the end of the school year (the most we have ever had). We started the year with 8 matches, and we had 33 new matches made this school year. At the Middle School this year we had 640 mentoring hours of pairs meeting together. POSITIVE OUTCOMES Despite all the COVID mandates for masks … Read more

Lynden Christian – June 2022 End of year – Coordinator Report

HIGHLIGHTS:• Nine matches for the school year• Masks were dropped and faces were seen• Seven mentors were trained• Two orientations/ information sessions were held• Over 125 hours of mentoring took place at LCMS and LCHS combined• Two new students have expressed interest in having a mentor next year• Three adults have expressed interest in becoming … Read more

Lynden High School – June 2022 End of year – Coordinator Report

BTO End of Year Report for 2021-22Lynden High School Month of June Highlights: Final meetings wrapped up the first week of June for all pairs Everyone received photos 7 students with mentors graduated: mentors were able to attend ceremony in person or watch online; some reported attending or hosting grad parties Matches who couldn’t attend … Read more

Betty Shaum Memorial

Donate in loving memory of Betty My mom generously gave of her time and finances to support organizations that were near to her heart. Be the One was an organization she donated to regularly. My husband Denny and I founded an NPO, Partners for Schools, which created Be the One Community Mentoring Programs 9 years … Read more

Nan & 3 mentors

3 mentors over the course of Middle School, current relationship began March 2022  In 6th grade Nan was excited to be matched with a mentor. She matched with Ella in October 2019, and they began a great friendship. In January 2020 Ella informed the coordinator that they were moving out of the area. Nan was saddened … Read more

Angie & Casey 

Mentoring began in 8th grade, 2021 and ended in 9th grade 2022  Angie, an 8th grader, and Casey began meeting virtually in March of 2021. While Angie was willing to be a part of a match, she had some unusual boundaries. The coordinator explained the situation and Casey was willing to go forward, respecting Angie’s requests.   The reality … Read more

Kaylene & Reba 

Mentoring began at Lynden Schools and ended at NVHS in 11th grade 2022  Reba began mentoring Kaylene at Lynden Middle School. In March of 2020 Kaylene moved with her family to the Nooksack Valley. The day after Kaylene toured the school and officially transferred covid hit, and school went virtual. Reba continued a steady presence in … Read more

Albert and Don

Mentoring began in 6th grade, March 2022  Albert arrived at middle school in the fall of 2021. He and his class were part of a wave of students who entered middle school after almost two years of erratic school and cultural realities. In late winter 2022 mentors were brought back on campus. The coordinator got word … Read more