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 said their good-byes at a final session. The other mentee … Read more

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.” “Kathy Young, a Ferndale resident … Read more

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 mentees enjoyed pizza, card making and holiday games. … Read more

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 mentees.” “Every year, one of our BTO mentors … Read more

Celebrating the Holiday Season

“Mentors and mentees are celebrating the holiday season! One of our mentors is a graduate from WWU’s art program and is working towards her teaching certificate. She created stickers that reflect the time her and her mentee spend together every week and gave them as a holiday gift. How are you celebrating the holiday season … Read more

Ferndale High School – November 2019

Stories to share: “Be the One Mentees are excited about getting their own mentor. The mentor coordinator interviews every mentee so that the coordinator knows the mentee’s personality, interests and vision for their involvement. One time, a mentee did a little dance when they found out it was their turn for an interview. Another mentee … Read more

A grant from Enterprise Holdings

NOVEMBER 2019 The Be The One mentoring program came to the Ferndale School District during the 2018-2019 school year. It is a program sponsored by Partners for Schools, a non-profit organization founded in Lynden in 2010 to facilitate strong partnerships between communities and schools. The Be The One program matches one committed adult mentor with … Read more

How does this all work?

Two Essential Ingredients: Mentors And Money

Mentors: We need caring adults willing to invest one hour a week as a mentor to build a relationship with one young person. Every mentor has the potential to impact a student’s life through high school graduation and beyond.

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