Weekly Training Resource

This week’s training resource is a 26 minute episode of the Code Switch podcast titled “What does it mean to inherit whiteness?”

How does this help me in my mentoring relationship? “In Baynard Woods’ new memoir, Inheritance: An Autobiography of Whiteness, Woods reflects on how growing up white in South Carolina impacted his life. He argues that it is crucial for white people in the U.S. to reckon with their personal histories.”

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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 caring. Caring involves being compassionate, empathetic, and considerate of others without the expectation of receiving anything in return. You may have noticed that many students spend a lot of time in front of screens these days. This is problematic because the internet allows and encourages individuals to be compassionless and too much screen time can damage developing brains. To counteract this, start by asking your mentee 1.) What does it mean to put yourself in someone else’s shoes? 2.) How empathetic are you? 3.) How can you better show empathy toward others? Then practice showing empathy as you discuss different situations in your mentee’s life, things you see while you’re spending time together or stories you hear in the community or in the world.

Tip of the Week

Maintaining equity helps people who have experienced trauma to feel supported. Below are some tips on maintaining equity.

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Mentor Coaching Group Meeting Dates

VAL: Monday, October 24th 6:30 – 7:30pm  val@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

RYAN: Monday, November 7th 5:30 – 6:30pm  Ryan@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

Upcoming Events to Note

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All the best,

Intentional Mentoring