Lynden High School–February 2020

Lynden High School–February 2020

Stories to share: It’s a two-way street when people have authentic relationships. Often we talk about how mentors support and care for students, but students also learn to care for their mentors, as I saw in a couple of situations this month.  One Mentor’s mom was in...

Family Night Out – February 2020

Family Night Out – February 2020

We owe a huge thank you to our Event Sponsors: NCCTK for providing the space, helping with promotion and all our posters and signs and covering some event costs. Manna Insurance for the social media support and event coordination. Thrivent Financial covering some...

James seemed depressed and withdrawn

James seemed depressed and withdrawn

A mentoring story: In middle school, James seemed depressed and withdrawn, and was lacking a father-figure in his family. He struggled with school and didn’t have much motivation. Staff wondered if he would like a mentor, and introduced him to Herm Franzen, a caring,...

Caring & Compassion in Mentoring

Caring & Compassion in Mentoring

Welcome back to the February Mentor Minute! Last month, 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,...

FAMILY NIGHT OUT – Tonight!

FAMILY NIGHT OUT – Tonight!

Tonight's the Night - Family Night Out Doors Open at 5:30 Cash and Credit Cards accepted for additional purchases February 14th 6:00-8:30 pm Proceeds benefit BTO in Lynden, Ferndale and Nooksack Valley You won’t be disappointed! Pizza, drinks, chips, and a bake sale....

Feb 10th – Mentoring Minute

Feb 10th – Mentoring Minute

Welcome to the February Mentor Minute! Last month, 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,...

Youth Mental Health First Aid Classes for Mentors

Two identical sessions: March 14th & May 2nd.  We have the opportunity for our mentors to join the Youth Mental Health First Aid Classes offered locally. These are particularly helpful as people interacting with students every day. The course is free to you. Space...

Lynden Middle School – January 2020

Lynden Middle School – January 2020

Stories to Share  Absence is Challenging for Students Sometimes mentors do not realize how much students long to see them every week.  Vacations, appointments, and sicknesses are all a part of life and occasionally mentors need to miss their time with their student....

Ferndale High School – January 2020

Ferndale High School – January 2020

Stories to share: “A mentee wore his Be the One shirt to school and said to his mentor, “Look at my new shirt!” The next time they met, his mentor wore his shirt, too. Mentors and mentees show they care about each other in little ways throughout their time together.”...

Lynden High School–January 2020

Lynden High School–January 2020

Stories to share: Mentors share ups and downs with students, sad times and celebrations. It’s all part of life and relationships.  I have examples of both this month. Today a student found me, excited to share she won an award the night before. “Can you please tell my...