Winter Activities

Intentional Mentoring would love to reimburse you for doing a fun activity with your mentee this winter – tubing at Tyrol, jumping at Sky Zone, or ice skating at any of the many ice rinks in the area. For some of these activities you’ll need to have the family fill out a waiver before going. Talk to your coach about details and how to get reimbursed.

Activity Idea for the Week

This will, most likely, be a busy week for both you and your mentee. This means you may not have the chance to spend time with them in person, but you can still spend time with them over the phone, via text or any other form of social media! This week’s challenge is to check-in with your mentee about the holiday traditions you discussed last week. Whatever your mentee said their tradition was is your focus when you check-in. This will let your mentee know that you listen and care about what they say!

Tip of the Week

Students from poverty often have a diminished sense of control. This may be because limited resources don’t give them the opportunity to make nutritional or entertainment choices. They may also have to share a bed or sleeping space or have to move from one place to another on a whim. Giving students who have experienced these things the perception of choice is extremely valuable. Some ways to do this are, give them choices about which activities you’ll do together, what time you’ll meet, what you’ll talk about, etc.. ~Taken from Teaching Children from Poverty and Trauma.

📸 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

VAL: TBD 6:30 – 7:30pm

RYAN: TBD 5:30 – 6:30pm

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. 

All the best,
Intentional Mentoring