Rob and Josh’s Story

Rob and Josh's Story: In middle school, Rob saw other students meeting with mentors and thought it looked like fun. He quickly formed a bond with his mentor, Josh. After school shut down in 2020, they couldn’t see each other for a few months. As soon as school opened...

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Max and Greg’s Story

Max and Greg's Story: A current freshman, Max met his mentor, Greg, in middle school after his older sisters told him about Be the One.  He was hoping for an adult friend who could support him and give advice.  He and Greg enjoy playing chess, cribbage, and sometimes...

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Helpful to let it all out.

Issac and Corey's Story: Issac heard about Be the One as a freshman from a friend. He admits that initially, “I thought it sounded like fun to get out of class and play games—being a typical teenage boy.” After spending 4 years with his mentor, Corey, he says: “It...

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Matt and Todd’s Story

Matt and Todd's Story: Matt has been able to work with two Be the One Mentors during high school.  As a freshman who had recently lost his mom to cancer and moved across the country to Lynden, he thought he would like to have a mentor to talk to.  He bonded with...

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Issac and Corey’s Story

  Issac and Corey's Story: Issac heard about Be the One as a freshman from a friend.  He admits that initially, “I thought it sounded like fun to get out of class and play games—being a typical teenage boy.”  After spending 4 years with his mentor, Corey, he...

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Gina and Janelle’s Story:

Gina and Janelle's Story: Gina heard about Be the One from her older sister and requested a mentor in middle school. At the time, she was “looking for someone to talk to, a friend I could talk to about anything without a bunch of drama.” She and Janelle developed a...

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Tyler and John’s Story:

Tyler and John's Story: When Tyler first moved to Lynden in middle school, he was struggling with a number of things: losing friends, depression, and a dad who wasn’t around. When he first met John, it took a long time to develop trust. In fact, for the first year...

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Marco and Omar’s Story:

Marco and Omar's Story: As a graduating senior, Marco had a chance to reflect on the impact of two Be the One mentors in his life. As a middle school student new to Lynden, he felt shy and overwhelmed when staff suggested a mentor. He wasn’t very confident in his...

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Beatrice and Connie’s Story:

Beatrice and Connie's Story: When she was a freshman, one of Beatrice’s friends talked about her mentor so much that she decided to ask for one as well. She met Connie and developed a friendship. Now a junior, Beatrice says: “Connie brightens my day every time I see...

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Abby and Amy’s Story:

Abby and Amy's Story: Abby heard about Be the One in her health class after she transferred to LHS from Bellingham. She didn’t know many people here and felt a bit lonely. She has a large, busy family, with lots of responsibilities at home. Having an adult to talk to...

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Greg and Josh’s Story

Greg and Josh’s Story

Greg and Josh's Story: Seventh grade was tough for Josh, really tough. Added to COVID was a near unspeakable family tragedy. We were able to match Josh with Greg, a BTO mentor and former middle school coach. Greg was virtually attending college while living in another...

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Students are 79% more likely to listen to adults if they know that they CARE about them. is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It requires a willingness to sit, listen, and respond (appropriately) to students in both their highs and...

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Time to REMEMBER. a Monday Mentoring Minute

Time to REMEMBER. a Monday Mentoring Minute

79% of students agree with this statement:  “I am more likely to listen to adults in my life if I know that they care about me.” This week: REMEMBERING THE PAST YEAR Even though this past year has been one that we'd rather forget in lots of ways, it is still good to...

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