Ferndale High School – March 2020

March 2020 Stories to share:  We closed two mentoring matches this month. Every closing session looks differently depending on the circumstances. One student transferred to a school that does not have the Be the One program, but he told his mentor ahead of time. They...

Lynden High School, March 2020

Stories to share: It's been an interesting month.  Before school closed, I had a fun time facilitating an unusual meeting with a mentor and student.  The mentor had health concerns and didn't think it was wise to come to school, but really wanted to connect with his...

The Power of Patience

The Power of Patience

This month, we’re focusing on four powerful ways we can make the most of the hour we spend with the students we mentor. One hour a week one-on-one with a student may not sound like much, but it’s a worthwhile investment of time. And, if you make the most of it, it...

The Power of Positivity

The Power of Positivity

BE CHALLENGED: The Power of Positivity This month, we’re focusing on four powerful ways we can make the most of the hour we spend with the students we mentor. One hour a week one-on-one with a student may not sound like much, but it’s a worthwhile investment of time....

The Power of Play

The Power of Play

This month, we’re focusing on four powerful ways we can make the most of the hour we spend with the students we mentor. If you are a Be the One mentor, you know the power of one hour. One hour a week one-on-one with a student doesn’t sound like much, but it’s a...

The Power of Presence

The Power of Presence

Welcome back to the March Mentor Minute! We hope that these weekly posts encourage and challenge you as a mentor to make the most of the time that you invest in the next generation. We believe that mentoring is a powerful way that we can make a difference in our...

Lynden Middle School, February 2020

Stories to Share Intuition and a little luck When coordinators have mentors and students waiting to be matched, it is our job to make a good match.  There is a lot that goes into this process.  We get to know each person and bombard them with questions to understand...

Hope in the Mentoring Journey

Hope in the Mentoring Journey

Welcome to March! Last week, we gave you the first two of four things you can do as a mentor in 2020 to help your students grow into healthy adults. These four things are good reminders for us as we continue to come alongside students and seek to develop the “5 C”...

Ferndale High School – February 2020

Ferndale High School – February 2020

Stories to share: Vickie heard about Be the One when the Mentor Coordinator presented to her class at the beginning of the school year. She wanted a mentor who likes hunting and fishing, but was worried that there would not be a female mentor with the same interests....

BTO Snapshot for February 2019

BTO Snapshot for February 2019

View the full report here. New mentoring matches slowed in January. Weather conditions brought school closures resulting in canceled mentor trainings for interested adults. Next month's report will again show steady progress of new mentoring matches on all campuses....