Hello! Can you believe how low the Christmas countdown is getting? Time flies during the most wonderful time of the year!

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Challenge for the week:

For December, the challenges will center around the theme of Family. This week’s challenge is for you to spend a little time with someone in your mentee’s family. This could look a lot of ways. Some options are:

1.) Hang around for a few minutes and talk to mom/dad/guardian when you pick up or drop off your mentee.

2.) Invite a family member to come along on one of your excursions.

3.) Plan on doing something at your mentee’s home while the family is around

Try to get to know a little more about the people in your mentee’s life so you can understand their world just a little bit more.

While you’re spending time with your mentee, take a photo and use the hashtag #intentionalmentoringmadison. Also send the picture to your mentor coach! We’d love to see you and your mentee in action!

BONUS CHALLENGE: When we step back and reflect on the meaning of the holiday season, we remember that even more than family and presents and pretty decorations, it’s about hope and peace and light in the darkness. This month, challenge yourself to lead with hope, peace and light as you mentor your mentee.  Whatever this looks like to you, do that. Whatever it feels like to you, do that. Whatever hope, peace and light you can share with your mentee, share that.

TIP of the WEEK: When working with a mentee who has not learned appropriate emotional responses due to the impact of poverty, a mentor modeling appropriate social behaviors can provide a significant learning opportunity for the mentee. The mentee’s mirror neurons can still pick up on the clues that they missed earlier. Never doubt how much your mentee is learning from you through your words AND actions! ~Taken from www.nea.org Teaching Children from Poverty and Trauma. (https://www.nea.org/sites/default/files/2020-07/NEAPovertyTraumaHandbook.pdf )

📸 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, December 27th 6:30 – 7:30  ashley@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

RYAN: Monday, January 3rd 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 

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring