For February, the challenges will center around the theme of Share the Love. This week’s challenge is to share what you love with your mentee. Do you love your dog? Skiing? French fries? Your best friend? Talk about what you love and why. As a bonus, also show your mentee what you love. If it’s your dog, take your dog and your mentee to the dog park. If it’s skiing, get on those trails together! There are a LOT of french fries for sale around here! Once you’ve talked about and shared what you love, ask your mentee what he/she loves and encourage him/her to share and show you why!
From February through April you will be discussing Trauma and Poverty in your coaching meetings. Be sure to check out the articles and videos here.
There are lots of indoor and outdoor activities to do around Madison during the colder months.
Go for a short walk with your mentee!
A new study by Polish researchers suggests that walking through a snowy landscape leads to a greater sense of self-esteem. Lucky us.
While it’s different for everybody, it takes an average of 2,000 steps to walk a mile. Here are some brief walking routes for you to get your steps in no matter the weather.
Bear Mound Park loop, 2199 Vilas Ave. | 1 mile | 2,000 steps
This loop starts and ends at the easternmost end of Vilas Avenue, wrapping around Bear Mound Park.
Cherokee Marsh Bluebird loop, 6098 N. Sherman Ave. | .5 miles | 1,000 steps
Note that there are no dogs allowed at this conservation park.
Guided Arboretum hikes, 1207 Seminole Hwy. | 2-3 miles | 4,000-6,000 steps
Every weekend, guided hikes are offered which are great for multi-generational outings.
Tenney Park Breakwater, 402 N. Thorton Ave. | .25 miles | 500 steps
This brisk stroll allows for an unobstructed view of Mendota’s shoreline.
We love seeing photos of you and your mentee spending time together! Please share them with us via your coach or using the hashtag #intentionalmentoringmadison
Mentor Coaching Group Meeting Dates
VAL: Monday, February 26th 6:30 – 7:30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
RYAN: Monday, March 4th 5:30 – 6:30pm email@example.com
If you have a change in personal information (phone/address/email) please respond to this email or notify your mentor coach ASAP.
If you have questions or need help with a situation and can’t reach your coach, contact:
Katie Mae firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best,