Lynden High School – November 2019

Stories to Share: Relationships that last:  It’s wonderful to see when mentors and students become lifelong friends.  This month I had two mentors share updates with me about students who have already graduated, but still connect with their mentors on a regular basis....

Ferndale High School – November 2019

Stories to share: “Be the One Mentees are excited about getting their own mentor. The mentor coordinator interviews every mentee so that the coordinator knows the mentee’s personality, interests and vision for their involvement. One time, a mentee did a little dance...

Lynden Middle School – November 2019

Stories to Share   The Growing Need of Mentoring Since the beginning of the year I have talked with a large number of students about the mentoring program.  Some students were referred by teachers and counselors, while others showed interest by leaving me a note...

Nooksack Valley HS & MS – November 2019

Nooksack Valley HS & MS – November 2019

Stories to share (names have been changed): Sometimes life outpaces our plans and preparations. Sam (a Mentor) was matched with Daniel (student) an eighteen-year-old senior with a history of life struggles. Soon Daniel was talking of moving out of his family home...

A grant from Enterprise Holdings

A grant from Enterprise Holdings

NOVEMBER 2019 The Be The One mentoring program came to the Ferndale School District during the 2018-2019 school year. It is a program sponsored by Partners for Schools, a non-profit organization founded in Lynden in 2010 to facilitate strong partnerships between...

The Mentor’s Pledge

The Mentor’s Pledge

I commit to making a difference; to support, guide, and be a role model. I commit to being consistent; to be a steady figure over time, to be persistent, and to help another persevere. I commit to encouraging another; by listening, by understanding, by fostering...

EXPECTATIONS we bring into mentoring

EXPECTATIONS we bring into mentoring

Welcome to the December edition of the Mentoring Minute! Now that we are a few months into the school year, it's a good time to talk about some EXPECTATIONS we bring into mentoring. Whether you are just starting a mentoring relationship with a new student this school...

BTO Snapshot for November 2019

Kids today... need to know they matter. Students in Lynden, Ferndale, and Nooksack are being positively impacted - because you care. Do you shop on Amazon? Use this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3867910 to associate your shopping with Be the One (the program of...

Building Resilience is a Life-Long Process

As we wrap up this month's mentoring focus on helping your mentee build resilience, I want to encourage you to have a long-term perspective when it comes to your mentee. Every hour you spend with your mentee, you are making deposits into his/her life. And, even though...

Goal Setting and Dealing with Disappointment

As we continue this month's focus on how to build resilience in the students we mentor, I want to encourage you to think about ways that you have built resilience in your own life. Remembering ways that you've built resilience is an important part of the mentoring...

Want to Leave a Legacy?

Want to Leave a Legacy?

Mr. Freedman, the founder of Encore.org and co-founder of Experience Corps, both dedicated to helping older adults find purpose later in life, calls himself a social entrepreneur. Asked what it takes to be a mentor, he said succinctly, “Showing up and shutting up:...

Preparing Students for the Road of Life

This month, we're focusing on how to build resilience in the students we mentor. Remember...resilience is the ability to cope with and bounce back in the face of life's challenges and demands. It's having the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or setbacks....