🍂 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.
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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.
- Make sure your mentee can rely on you by being honest and truthful
- Patiently work toward earning trust, despite setbacks
- Clearly explain expectations
- Be consistent on how you respond, especially in emotional situations
- Provide clear and appropriate boundaries
- Teach your mentee how to express feelings (model positive expression and regulation
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Mentor Coaching Group Meeting Dates:
ASHLEY: Monday, November 1st 6:30 – 7:30 firstname.lastname@example.org
RYAN: Monday, October 4th 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ryan@intentionalmentoringmadison.org
Upcoming Events to Note
- FREE Virtual Performing Arts events!
- Urban League of Greater Madison events and opportunities!!
- There are a lot of cool and FREE events at the Dream Bank on E. Washington St.. Check out the AmFam Dream Bank site for more info and to register.
- For a listing of local events checkout www.MadisonWithKids.com
- Free Library Events/Activities: Fitchburg Events Calendar Madison Events Calendar
- For Orchard Ridge events check Orchard Ridge Calendar
- For Toki events check Toki Calendar
- For Sennett events check Sennett Calendar
- For Cherokee events check Cherokee Calendar
- For Blackhawk events check Blackhawk Calendar
- For JMM HS events check Memorial HS Calendar
- For West HS events check West HS Calendar
- For La Follette HS events check La Follette Calendar
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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,