Lynden Middle School, December 2020

Lynden Middle School, December 2020

Program Update The month of December was very encouraging despite the year we have all had!  Students and mentors have been meeting more in-person lately and this is really good for the mentoring relationships.  Looking ahead to January the hope is possibly making...

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The 2,160 minutes.

The 2,160 minutes.

This holiday season we are using the Mentor Minute to celebrate mentors and the positive impact mentoring has in our communities! And, we're doing that by focusing on words that we typically see or hear around this time of year. Words like joy, hope, peace, and light....

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Lynden Middle School – November 2020

Lynden Middle School – November 2020

BE THE ONE MENTORING PROGRAM Program Update The month of November was a roller coaster ride for sure.  Students were brought back to school and I was beginning to connect with few that I had a hard time connecting with.  However, at the end of the month, schools were...

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Students need you  to EMPATHIZE with them.

Students need you to EMPATHIZE with them.

As mentors, we have the opportunity to bring HOPE to students when we meet with them face to face. In one hour, we can bring HOPE to them when we remember these four basic needs and act on them... Students need you to HEAR them. Students need you to be OPEN with them....

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Mentor Equipping: Helping the Helper

“Even the Helpers Need Helping: Self-Care for Mentors” featuring guest speaker, Lindsay Anderson, Mental Health Counselor, Nooksack Valley Elementary Schools Why adult mindfulness and self-care are vital for us as we mentor youth How to notice the signs that we may be...

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Students need you to HEAR them

Students need you to HEAR them

In this month's Mentoring Minute, we're focusing on one need that we all have in common... HOPE. As mentors, we have the opportunity to bring HOPE to students when we meet with them face to face. In one hour, we can bring HOPE to them when we remember these four basic...

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Ferndale High School – October 2020

Ferndale High School – October 2020

Stories to share: Student cherishes time with his Mentor One week, a student could not make it to his regularly scheduled Zoom call with his mentor and wanted to reschedule. However, the mentor was not available until the following week. The student insisted that they...

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Lynden Middle School, October 2020

Lynden Middle School, October 2020

Program Update The month of September was rough in terms of mentoring at LMS.  Kids were extremely hard to locate and communicate with at the beginning, which meant pairs were not meeting.  On top of that, both students and mentors were having technology issues...

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Lynden High School – September 2020

Lynden High School – September 2020

Stories to share: Sometimes what appear to be limitations and roadblocks can work out well in unexpected ways. “One of my mentors lives in Blaine, but has been coming to Lynden each week over the past 3 years to visit her student. She knew she would not be able to...

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