Lynden High School June 2020

Stories to share: Shortly before we closed in March, a student on the yearbook staff talked to me about doing a page on Be the One Mentoring. We had arranged for him to interview and photograph some student mentor pairs the following week for his story. Once we...

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June 22, 2020 – Mentoring Minute

June 22, 2020 – Mentoring Minute

This month, we’ve been talking about the importance of connection. These past few months have been a powerful reminder that all of us need to be connected with others. Remember...we all need connection because we are better together than we are alone. This week, we...

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Mentoring Minute & Lava Tubes

Mentoring Minute & Lava Tubes

This month, we’ve been talking about the importance of connection. These past few months have been a powerful reminder that all of us need to be connected with others. We all need connection...because we are better together than we are alone. Here's a question for you...

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Lynden Middle School, April/May 2020

May has been encouraging for the mentoring program at the middle school.  After seeing such a drop off after the school year abruptly ended, mentoring has begun again.  Now mentors are seeing their students through Zoom, which has given new life to the mentoring...

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Ferndale High School – May 2020

Ferndale High School – May 2020

May 2020  Stories to share: There is a student who tends to withdraw and can blend in with her surroundings to the extent she is almost invisible. One time, I popped my head into her classroom to talk to her, but she was not there. I was about to leave, but the...

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Lynden High School May 2020

Stories to share: "One student did not respond to any of my emails or messages about connecting with his mentor, even though I know they had a good relationship.  I was able to make contact with his mom.  She was so grateful that I called.  She was extremely worried...

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Connection Makes Us Human

Connection Makes Us Human

Connection. Connection is a powerful word. It’s a word that we use to describe the relationship between two things that fit together in a way that contributes to their wholeness. Think about it… When you sit down to do a puzzle, you look for connection. You find...

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Check in on BTO – May 2020 Snapshot

Check in on BTO – May 2020 Snapshot

MAY 2020 “I received the package today! Gosh, I did not expect this much! Thank you so much for everything! I read Moonstruck as fast as I opened the package! It was so cute! I am definitely buying the next books. I tried the mug cake and it was sooo goooodd. I loved...

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Mentoring Minute: A situation vs a slog.

Mentoring Minute: A situation vs a slog.

I woke up this morning and read one of the daily blogs that show up regularly in my inbox. This one was from Seth Godin, and was titled “A situation vs a slog.” In that blog, he went on to talk about the difference between finding yourself in a “situation” that you...

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Lynden Middle School, April 2020

We are continuing to see lots of students write their mentors back after having a good push of mentors writing to their students.  Others are emailing back and forth and so communication is happening.  We officially had our first Zoom call this week and it went really...

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Free Coffee @ Muddy Waters in Lynden!

Free Coffee @ Muddy Waters in Lynden!

Thanks to Never to Forever for choosing Be the One as the beneficiary of their free drink giveaway this Friday, May 8th at Muddy Waters in Lynden. In these uncertain times, Never to Forever wanted to spread some joy in this community!🌷🔆 Where: Drive through Muddy...

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May 4th Mentoring Minute

May 4th Mentoring Minute

In our last Mentor Minute, we started shifting the focus from how to care for students in these unique pandemic times we’re living in to how to care for you, the mentor. We recognize that these times are impacting mentors in all kinds of ways...financially,...

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Ferndale High School – April 2020

Ferndale High School – April 2020

April 2020 Stories to share:  When I was creating my goals for April, I wanted to focus my energy on reuniting our mentors and mentees. I set a lofty goal: 80%-100% of mentors and mentees are connected and communicating weekly. I did not expect the variance in student...

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Lynden High School–April 2020

It's been challenging for mentors and students to connect during this time of closure due to the boundaries we have in place.  Mentors have had to reach out via mail and email through the coordinator.  Some have been very creative in showing that they care:  sending...

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BTO Snapshot for April 2020

BTO Snapshot for April 2020

APRIL 2020 Thank you for your generous contributions! Even though BTO mentoring on campus ended abruptly last month, each of the community Mentor Coordinators have been in regular contact with mentors. Whenever possible they have connected mentors and students via...

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