Tip #1 of 4 for May Mentoring

Tip #1: Be present and pay attention With the school year ending next month, in-school mentoring programs like Be the One will be off for the summer. Which means that if you are currently mentoring a student, you only have a handful of opportunities left to meet together. As mentors, it’s important that we make … Read more

Kerry need a listening ear

Having faced more difficult family and life circumstances than most students, Kerry needed a listening ear. Her friends at school seemed overwhelmed by what she had to say, and they recommended the mentoring program to her. She hoped for someone to talk with that had an adult perspective and could help share the burdens she … Read more

Toxic Stress

Today, we want to give you some signs to look for in your student that may indicate that they are dealing with toxic stress. Toxic stress is more severe than “everyday” stress, because of the powerful connection between toxic stress and the prevalence of social, physical, and emotional health problems in those that experience it. … Read more

Veronica

Veronica is the first member of her family to make plans to attend college. She felt confused about the process and wanted a mentor to guide her. “It helps to have an example… not because you are failing in life or because you’re alone, but because you need guidance and someone to be there for you.” Veronica’s … Read more

Your Monday Mentoring Minute – Feb 4th

Be Encouraged ( mentoring works! )

“Recently, a student had been going through some challenges and struggling in a number of ways, feeling overwhelmed by life and her classes. We wondered: could she afford to miss class time to meet with her mentor? The teacher’s response: “ She needs mentoring more than she needs my class! ” Mentors help meet social and emotional needs for our students.”

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