Mentor Development

For July, the challenges will center around the theme of Independence. This week’s challenge is to think about ways you can encourage your mentee to be independent and then facilitate a way for them to try it out. Going to get some ice cream? Have your mentee place their own order. At a museum or other local event? Encourage your mentee to ask a staff member a question. Going somewhere new? Have your mentee stop to ask for directions. See how comfortable your mentee is with being independent in these ways in order to give yourself some perspective about where you can grow together!

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.

You are invited to the annual Intentional Mentoring Community Movie Night!

What: Inside Out 2
Where: Marcus Point Cinema
When: July 11th at 6pm

Details: Arrive before 6pm and check-in at the table with Intentional Mentoring team members in the lobby. Grab a popcorn and a soda. Find your seat in the theater!

If you know you will be likely be attending, please send us an email or text to let us know. This will help us gauge numbers. If you are able to come last minute, please do!

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale
Saturdays: 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!

Concerts at McKee
Mondays: 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: 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: 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, July 29th 6:30 – 7:30pm

RYAN: Monday, August 5th 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