How many of our students and their families live in poverty?

How many of our students and their families live in poverty?

Be the One Mentors:   Do you know how many of our students and their families live in poverty? What does that even mean? The vast majority of our mentors come from a middle-class upbringing, but the majority of our student mentees do not. You won't want to miss the...

Confidence – your January 20 Mentoring Minute

Confidence – your January 20 Mentoring Minute

The question we should all be asking as mentors is, how do we build these kind of qualities into our students? This week, we'll continue to answer that question by taking a closer look at the second quality-"confidence." This month, we introduced five key character...

The Five C’s of Youth Development: COMPETENCE

The Five C’s of Youth Development: COMPETENCE

Last week, we introduced five key character qualities that we can look to build into our students in 2020. These qualities are known as "The Five C's of Youth Development," and include: competence, confidence, connection, character, and compassion. The question we...

FAMILY NIGHT OUT – Valentine’s Day 2020

BUY TICKETS "FAMILY NIGHT OUT” - Friday, February 14th 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Music, Magic, and Fun for Everyone - featuring the magic of Sterling. WHERE: North County Christ the King Church - 1835 Liberty Street, Lynden General Admission: $10   VIP Seating (front &...

The Five C’s of Youth Development

The Five C’s of Youth Development

Welcome to the first Mentor Minute of 2020! We are excited to start a new decade of mentoring the next generation together. Our hope is to continue to give you great weekly mentor training that's both encouraging and empowering for you as a mentor. This month, our...

Mentor Games

Mentor Games

“Some new games for the mentoring pairs.  Games often lead to connection and fun, which then leads to talking and getting deeper.  Thanks to those who donated them.”

Expectations and Mentoring

Expectations and Mentoring

This month, we've been talking about expectations and mentoring. With the new year just around the corner, this is a great opportunity for you as a mentor to establish some healthy expectations for 2020. Here are a handful of questions to help you process your...

Be the One Ferndale Pizza Party Photos

Be the One Ferndale Pizza Party Photos

Here are some photos from the party on December 19th! Thank you to Kathy Young and her mentee for planning the Ferndale Be the One Pizza Party! They spent a lot of their mentoring time together planning the food and festivities. On December 19th, BTO mentors and...

Ferndale High School, December 2019

Ferndale High School, December 2019

Stories to share: “A mentee was not available to attend the Be the One Pizza Party at Ferndale High School. Her mentor still wanted to celebrate with her, so they enjoyed a mini pizza together that week. Be the One mentors find opportunities to celebrate with their...