Mentor Development

For June, the challenges will center around the theme of Embracing Diversity. This week’s challenge is to expose your mentee to a situation that shows them some of the diversity in our world. This could mean playing at a park or walking through a neighborhood unlike their own, reading a book or watching a movie about children/people who have a different cultural background than them, or looking for a cultural event going on around the city. No matter how you embrace diversity, be sure to talk to your mentee about their thoughts and feelings and, most importantly, be sure to LISTEN!

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.

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale
Saturdays: 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!

Madison Jazz Festival: Free Jazz on the Terrace
Saturday, June 15, 1:00-10:30pm
Sunday, June 16, 1:00-8:30pm

Celebrate the final weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of the Madison Jazz Festival with FREE performances on the Terrace throughout the afternoon and evening.

Concerts at McKee
Mondays: June 17, July 15, August 19

Attend a free outdoor concert at McKee Farms Park, 2930 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg. Youth Band starts at 6p and the headliner starts at 7p. There will also be food trucks.

Board Game Cafe at Lakeview Library
Mondays: June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21

Join friends and neighbors for a game night! Revisit old favorites or try something brand new from the library’s collection of board games and card games. Beverages and snacks will be provided. 2845 N Sherman Ave, Madison

Free Bird and Nature Adventure at Tenney Park
Saturdays: 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, June 24th 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