The Backyard Reporters: Be The One Mentoring

This episode features an interview with Nancy McHarness of Partners for Schools, discussing “Be the One,” a social/emotional mentoring program for kids in Lynden, Ferndale and Nooksack Schools. Produced by Susan Lindsey. Original air date: 2/24/22. KMRE · The Backyard Reporters: Be The One Mentoring BTOAt Be The One, we understand the many unique challenges … Read more

Kevin and Rob’s Story

BTOAt Be The One, we understand the many unique challenges our youth face today. Through mentorship, students are connected with an adult that matches their interests and personality. For one hour a week students meet with their mentor at school in a safe and positive environment. Be The One removes the financial burden of the … Read more

Evan and Randy’s Story

Evan was a withdrawn 7th grader and new to Lynden when he was introduced to Be The One and matched with his mentor, Randy. Now a graduating senior, Evan reflects on how Randy has made an impact on him. As a quiet person by nature, he shared, “It’s been a huge help to have someone … Read more

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 their lows.   It’s now nearly the end of … Read more

How to CARE? a Monday Mentoring Minute

As the school year continues to wind down, we are taking the month of May to talk about how we can care for the students we mentor. …Students are more likely to listen to the adults in their lives if they know we care about them first. C.A.R.E. Hopefully by now, your student already knows … Read more

Show You Care :: May 3rd Mentoring Minute

Believe it or not, the school year is winding down quickly! And that means that if you are a part of a school-based mentoring program like Be the One, you don’t have much time left to invest in your student before summer break starts. So, what do you do…what can you do in this last … Read more

Mentor Minute: bored and need an escape?

Welcome back to the March Mentor Minute! This month, we’ve focused on the impact that screens and devices have on Gen Z, and how we as mentors can help teach/model a healthier approach to screen time. As we come to the end of this month, we’d like to highlight some of the key findings that … Read more

Gen Z and screen time – quantity or quality?

Much of the discussion of Gen Z and screen time focuses on the amount (or quantity) of time that students spend on their smartphones (or screens in general). But, that’s only half of the discussion. It’s not just about quantity when it comes to talking about screen time…it’s also about the quality of the content … Read more

Bridge or a Barrier? – March 8th Mentoring Minute

Is your phone more of a bridge or a barrier to the people around you? Welcome back to the March Mentor Minute! This month, we’re focusing on the impact that screens and devices have on Gen Z, and how we as mentors can help teach/model a healthier approach to screen time. Here’s a question for you … Read more