Lynden High School March 2021

Lynden High School March 2021

BTO Coordinator Report Lynden High School March 31, 2021 Reflection to share:  This has been a challenging month for me personally as my mother has brain cancer and is undergoing treatment;  I have been gone several days lately.  As I have checked in with mentors and...

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Mentor Minute: bored and need an escape?

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...

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Gen Z and screen time – quantity or quality?

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...

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Thank you to The Muljat Group for sponsoring BTO!

Thank you to The Muljat Group for sponsoring BTO!

"We believe EVERY child needs the undivided attention of an adult in their lives, ESPECIALLY during these challenging times where kids need to process the information they are hearing. For some of these kids, this might be the only consistent person in their lives...

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BTO Snapshot – Mentors on campus again

BTO Snapshot – Mentors on campus again

Please join us in welcoming our newest Be the One sponsor! Sponsors make three year commitments, ensuring that our kids have ongoing access to mentors in our communities. "We are happy to support a program that fosters relationships with students through mentorship....

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Thank you to Exact Scientific Services

Thank you to Exact Scientific Services

Thank you for your investment in our local students! "We are happy to support a program that fosters relationships with students through mentorship. When someone feels valued and supported, the possibilities are endless!" Check out and Support Exact Scientific...

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Feb 22nd Mentoring Minute – Gen Z?

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...

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February 2021 – BTO Snapshot

February 2021 – BTO Snapshot

Checking the pulse: We recently spent time with every superintendent and most principals in the schools where BTO is present. Each one expressed their deep gratitude for the great community support of BTO. They shared their hearts for the varying needs of many...

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Feb 15th Mentoring Minute – helping students

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. ONE STUDENT EXPLAINS: "Why Mentoring?" While facing a number of challenges in academics and life, Jeremy enjoys having...

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Lynden High School – January 2021

Lynden High School – January 2021

A few highlights: Another mentor student pair from last year finally have an appointment to meet in person this next week.  They have had some email and snail mail exchanges in the past few months, but really wanted to get together in person.  We now have a date that...

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Feb 8th Mentoring Minute – realities of trauma

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...

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Valentine’s Fundraiser!

Graze & Gather and Samson Estates Winery will donate 20% of your purchase to Be the One!  Graze & Gather's "Be Mine" Valentines Box This box feeds 2-4 and includes: 3 artisan cheeses, 2 charcuterie meats,...

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