Kaylene & Reba 

Mentoring began at Lynden Schools and ended at NVHS in 11th grade 2022 

Reba began mentoring Kaylene at Lynden Middle School. In March of 2020 Kaylene moved with her family to the Nooksack Valley. The day after Kaylene toured the school and officially transferred covid hit, and school went virtual. Reba continued a steady presence in Kaylene’s life, first via email than helping us discover the world of virtual (ZOOM) mentoring.  

In February 2022 Kaylene informed Reba that her family was moving across the country at the end of March. This news came about the time mentors were welcomed back to campus. The timing of the move was expedited resulting in two joyous “live” meetings on campus. 

A relationship that has endured moves, a global pandemic, unforeseen weather disasters and varied systems of connection and delivery has brought Kaylene to the place she is ready for a big move and her coming senior year.  

What the relationship will look like in the future is yet to be seen. But we know that both student and mentor have memories to cherish long into the future.