Mentor Development

For April, the challenges will center around the theme of Earth Day. This week’s challenge is for you and your mentee to make a permanent “Earth Day, Every Day” change. What is one thing you could change that would have a positive impact on the earth? If you always pack your lunches in paper and plastic bags, switch to reusable containers. If you buy drinks in plastic bottles, consider carrying your own refillable water bottle instead. Take shorter showers, turn off the water while you brush your teeth and soap your hands, buy used instead of new, walk, bike or bus instead of drive/get a ride . . . there are so many ways! Pick one or pick a few, commit to doing them together and to help make the earth a little greener!

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.

Join the Great Wisconsin Birdathon and look for birds with your mentee!

The Great Wisconsin Birdathon is the largest fundraiser for bird conservation in Wisconsin with over $900,000 raised since its start in 2012. It’s like a walk-a-thon-style fundraiser, but instead of logging miles, participants are logging bird sightings. Last spring, more than 500 people from across the state participated in the event to fund 11 critical bird conservation and education projects. These projects will protect Wisconsin’s threatened and endangered birds by restoring habitat, monitoring bird populations, and inspiring new bird conservationists.

Birdathon teams can participate any day from April 15th to June 15th. Participation is free and no previous experience is necessary. While most teams choose to compete over a 24-hour period, many teams opt to bird over the course of a weekend, a week, or even the entirety of the 2 months. Teams can bird anywhere in Wisconsin– a backyard, local park, or a route to hit all their favorite birding hot spots. Both novice and expert birders can have fun and make a difference in protecting birds—the Birdathon is for everybody!

📸 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, May 27th 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