For September, the challenges will center around the theme of Back to School. This week’s challenge is to do a check-in. Before school started, you talked to your mentee about their hopes and anxieties for the school year. This week, check-in with them. How were they able to deal with their anxieties the first week? Did their fears dissipate or change? Do they see possibility in their hopes? Did new anxieties or hopes show up? Get them talking about what they’re feeling! As always, talk, question, listen, challenge and encourage your mentee!
Mentor Growth and Development Plan for September-November plan is here.
Race and Equity
Noticing our biases and working to change our thoughts in the moment is a good first step toward change. We can also take action to intentionally live more inclusively. Some ideas for taking action include: 1.) Start a conversation with someone who comes from a different background that you or has a different perspective than you. 2.) Challenge the assumptions we make about others. 3.) Consider whose voices are, and aren’t, represented. ~Taken from https://lovehasnolabels.com/why-it-matters
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Mentor Coaching Group Meeting Dates
VAL: Monday, September 25 6:30 – 7:30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
RYAN: Monday, October 2 5:30 – 6:30pm email@example.com
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All the best,