Mentor Development

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!

From May through August you will be discussing Mental Health and Empathy in your coaching meetings. Be sure to check out the articles and videos here.

As a mentor, it’s easy to slip into the role of trying to “fix” our mentees or show them a “better” way of life. However, at Intentional Mentoring, our goal is to have mentors walk alongside mentees. Your role is to nurture, listen, guide and provide support. Check out this video called White Saviorism for another perspective.

Cows on the Concourse
Saturday, June 1, 8:00am-1:00pm

There’s no better way to kick off June Dairy Month than by joining us for the 43rd Cows on the Concourse in the heart of America’s Dairyland! Join us on Capitol Square on Saturday, June 1 for this FREE, family-friendly event! Attendees can meet and greet cows from local dairy farms, enjoy Wisconsin dairy products and live music and much more!

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale
Saturdays: June 1, June 15, July 6, August 17 9:00am-4:00pm

This sale takes place at the Friends of Sequoya Bookshop, 6672 Odana Road . On the first Saturday of each month, Friends of Sequoya Book Sales take place at our shop located at 6672 Odana Road in Market Square (next to Play-it-Again Sports). Some months also have a “bonus” sale on third Saturdays!

Free Bird and Nature Adventure at Tenney Park
Saturdays: June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7

Nature-expert guided walks in Tenney Park along Lake Mendota and the Yahara River Parkway bike path through the Madison Isthmus are free, family-friendly and held the first Saturday of each month, from 2:30-4pm. The walk begins at the Tenney Beach parking lot, 1330 Sherman Avenue. No registration is required.

📸 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, June 3rd 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