For September, the challenges will center around the theme of Back to School. This week’s challenge is to get to know your mentee’s schedule. What school events do they have coming up that you could potentially attend? Do they play a musical instrument or sing in the choir? Start letting them know that you’d like to attend a concert! How about a cross country runner or a football player? Meets and games are happening now! Is your mentee looking for something to get involved in but they’re not sure what that is? Most schools have an MSCR coordinator that would be able to help you and your mentee find just the right fit!
Mentor Growth and Development Plan for September-November plan is here.
Race and Equity
Sometimes our biases can live in our subconscious, making them hard to spot. The following self-reflection questions can help us recognize our bias and how they might be affecting our relationships.
1.) Have you ever avoided sitting next to someone in public based on how you perceived their race, religion, or ability?
2.) Have you ever justified using specific language (that might be offensive to others) because a friend told you it doesn’t bother them?
3.) Have you ever joked around and told someone to “stop acting like a girl”?
4.) Have you ever specified someone’s race when it wasn’t necessarily relevant? Ex. Referring to someone as the “black doctor” or “white cashier” or “Latina lawyer”
5.) Have you ever assumed a person’s stance on social issues based on their religion?
~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,