Weekly Training Resource

It’s important to always learn and grow which is why Intentional Mentoring requires all mentors to receive 5 hours of training this year. Each week we will include a training resource in this email. Fill out the response form after completing each training.

This short article is called “How to Boost Students’ Sense of Optimism” and goes along with the weekly challenge below.

Challenge for the Week:

For May, the challenges will center around the theme of Live Healthy, Be Healthy. This week’s challenge is to talk to your mentee about emotional health. How does your mentee view him/herself? Is their self-image positive, negative, a little bit of both? How do they view the people in their family, community and in the world? Are they a glass half empty or glass half full kind of kid? Dig in and discover where you could help your mentee develop a stronger sense of positivity! If you’re not sure how to get this conversation started, try having your mentee describe him/herself (in words, in writing or in pictures) or ask him/her to share five good things that happened to them recently. Their answers will be telling!

BONUS CHALLENGE: May is Mental Health Awareness month. It’s normal for children and youth to experience a wide range of strong emotions as they grow and mature. However, when extreme emotions start having negative effects on relationships and daily activities, it’s time to intervene. Check out YouthGov.Org for more information. (Any time you spend learning on this website counts towards your training for the year! Be sure to fill out the response form afterwards.)

TIP of the WEEK:

As a mentor, you may be making more of a difference than you know. Just your consistent presence alone gives your mentee the extra boost of confidence they need to persevere.

📸 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:

ASHLEY: Monday, May 23rd 6:30 – 7:30pm  ashley@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

RYAN: Monday, June 6th 5:30 – 6:30pm  Ryan@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

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All the best,

Intentional Mentoring