Mentor Development

For April, the challenges will center around the theme of Earth Day. This week’s challenge is to use a “greener” mode of transportation while hanging out with your mentee. Could you bike to the library or to get ice cream instead of driving? How about taking the bus? Maybe your mentee could show you how to use the bus system or maybe they’ve never used it and you could show them how. Instead of going for a drive, how about taking a walk and using it as a time for some intentional conversation? Bike, bus, scooter, walk, carpool, rollerblade…have fun protecting the earth together!

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.

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, April 22nd 6:30 – 7:30pm

RYAN: Monday, May 6th 5:30 – 6:30pm

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

All the best,
Intentional Mentoring