🍂 HELLO OCTOBER! 🍂 I’m not sure how we got here already but, here we are. Brace yourselves for pumpkin spice e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.

Don’t forget to follow us and tag us on social media! Look for IntentionalMentoringMadison on FB, Instagram and Twitter!

Challenge for the week:

For October, the challenges will center around the theme of Character Education. This week’s challenge is to teach your mentee about trustworthiness. Trustworthiness involves three key aspects: honestly, reliability and loyalty. Talk through a few scenarios that involve people being trustworthy (these can be from your own life, the lives of people you know or even scenarios you’ve seen on TV). After you’ve shared the scenarios, ask your mentee what they think it means to be trustworthy and see if they can share some scenarios from their own life.

BONUS CHALLENGE: October is S.T.E.M. Mentoring month but the reality of youth in S.T.E.M. is not the prettiest of pictures. According to Mentoring.org, The struggles of girls and young women, youth with disabilities, youth of color, and first generation college students to engage in and persist in STEM are also well documented, as these groups continue to remain disproportionately underrepresented in academia and the STEM workforce. This is an issue that not only limits the career choices being considered by young Americans, but the dilution of the talent pipeline hurts American competitiveness in many industries. Closing these gaps in STEM engagement, performance, and representation has become an issue of national importance. Challenge yourself to expose your mentee to S.T.E.M. this month and, potentially, spark an interest!

TIP of the WEEK:  It takes time for people who have experienced trauma to trust others again. Below are some ways to help them with trustworthiness.

📸 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:

ASHLEY: Monday, November 1st 6:30 – 7:30  ashley@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

RYAN: Monday, October 4th 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Ryan@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

Upcoming Events to Note

If you have a change in personal information (phone/address/email) please respond to this email or notify your mentor coach ASAP. 

QUOTE of the WEEK 

I look at where I’m at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life.”~Kendrick Lamar

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring