Stories to Share
Bring a Friend
More than ever before, I have had students walking into my office wanting a mentor. Some come in on their
own, but most come in because their friend has a mentor. The program is reaching a point where students no
longer think it’s taboo to have a mentor. Now, having a mentor is looked at as a good thing and students with
mentors continue to promote the program. We cannot keep up with the need. As I am getting mentors, I am
matching them almost instantly.
T-shirts and Boat Trips
During the month of March, I have been telling students and mentors about the upcoming boat trip. Also, I have
been offering a t-shirt for each, thanks to Partners for Schools (our sponsoring non-profit organization). The
students are really excited and cannot believe they will receive a free boat trip and t-shirt. Even more exciting,
they will be hanging out with their mentor.
100 Mentoring Hours in the month of March
The middle school has been exploding with new matches. We had 5 more matches made in March and we had
100 mentoring hours total this month as well. I am proud to say we have 37 matches currently, and we started
the year with only 7 matches. This is very exciting for our program. The more volunteers we get, the more
matches we can make.
Mentoring by the Numbers at LMS
37 active matches at the middle school
5 new matches were made in the month of March
2 Students on our wait list, waiting for a mentor
20 potential students interested in the program or referred by staff
400 hours of mentoring so far this school year
New mentor orientation: 8 people attended, and most were match quickly. This was our largest
orientation of the year.
BTO policy and procedure manual: Still working through it.
Report submitted by Brian Clemmer
To Partners for Schools board members via Nancy McHarness
Other copies submitted to: Molly Mitchell-Mumma, Cyndi Selcho,
Robert Kratzig, David Vanderyacht, Mike Stromme, Lisa Reynold,
Annie Anderson, Michele Barmore, Jim Schmotzer, Stacy Martin,
Doug De Vries, Deb Shaum
Mentors serving in the middle school
Be the One Community Mentor Coordinator @ Lynden Middle School