2.21.21 Weekly Mentor Update

It’s going to be in the 30’s and maybe even the 40’s this week. Y’all, this is going to feel like a HEAT wave!! 😎

Just a friendly reminder – please be mindful of Dane County’s face mask order & COVID precautions mandates.

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 February, the challenges will center around the theme of Share the Love. This week’s challenge is to tell your mentee what you like about them. Be specific – tell them you’ve noticed that they are funny, generous, authentic, mature, creative, etc.. Give your mentee specifics and make them feel the warm fuzzies! For some of your mentees, this may be the first time anyone has told them such things. Pay attention to how they are responding and even ask how hearing compliments made them feel. 

BONUS CHALLENGE:  February is Black History Month. Check out these links, 28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month or 20 Ideas for Celebrating Black History Month for ideas on learning, sharing and growing in knowledge and awareness. 

One way we can work to break down barriers and bias is by engaging with people and places from different cultures. Look for opportunities to support local restaurants and/or businesses that are owned by marginalized or underrepresented groups. This would be a great way for you and your mentee to grow and learn together! For ideas check out these links. Restaurants , Black Business Directory, Latino Business Directory, LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce

🤳🏽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: Scheduled Individually for now  ashley@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

RYAN: Monday, February 1st 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

“A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.”  ~Shawn Hitchcock

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring

2/14/21 Weekly Mentor Update

happy valentine's day

From all of us here at Intentional Mentoring, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! We truly do love your generosity, commitment and support of your mentee and our program. Words are not enough to express our gratitude and appreciation for all that you do! 💗

Just a friendly reminder – please be mindful of Dane County’s face mask order & COVID precautions mandates.

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 February, the challenges will center around the theme of Share the Love. This week’s challenge is to share the love with a stranger by committing a random act of kindness. Perhaps your mentee has an idea about what that could be or perhaps you can suggest a few ideas (check here for a bunch of ideas). When you’re done, talk about how it felt to help someone and share the love!

BONUS CHALLENGE:  February is Black History Month. Check out these links, 28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month or 20 Ideas for Celebrating Black History Month for ideas on learning, sharing and growing in knowledge and awareness. 

TIP of the WEEK: Every day at home, at work and out in public, people hear and, sometimes, say words that demean and hurt others from different groups and with different backgrounds. Regardless of whether or not these words are said out of hate or ignorance, they impact those they’re directed at and those who hear them. Oftentimes, our response to hearing these types of words is to not respond. However, a good rule of thumb is that any response is better than no response. Perhaps try following up with these questions and engaging in a respectful dialogue. 

What did you mean by what you said?

To me, that sounded like a stereotype. Do you understand why that was so hurtful? ~Taken From https://www.adl.org/

📸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: Scheduled Individually for now  ashley@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

RYAN: Monday, February 1st 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

“Getting the most out of life isn’t about how much you keep for yourself, but how much you pour into others.”  ~David Steddard

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring

02/07/21 Weekly Mentor Update

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! We’re wishing you good snacks, a winning team and warm blankets while you watch the game.

💕Want to make some Valentine’s with your mentee? Do you think your mentee would like to make some Valentine’s for their family and friends? We have materials for you! If you’re interested, you can pick up a stack of construction paper, scissors, tape, colored pencils and markers from KatieMae’s house. Just be sure to let her know (262.366.0030) and she’ll schedule a pick-up with you!💕

*Just a friendly reminder – please be mindful of Dane County’s face mask order & COVID precautions mandates.

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 February, the challenges will center around the theme of Share the Love. This week’s challenge is to share the love with friends, family, teachers, neighbors, etc by making and giving Valentines. Make this a teachable moment. Could your mentee write their Valentines in poem form, could they use more details and be more specific? Encourage them to stretch a bit outside of their comfort zone to really share how they feel! If you or your mentee are crafty, try making DIY Valentines!

BONUS CHALLENGE:  February is Black History Month. Check out these links, 28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month or 20 Ideas for Celebrating Black History Month for ideas on learning, sharing and growing in knowledge and awareness. 

TIP of the WEEK: The more you get to know someone and find out that you have a lot in common with them, the more likely it is that these commonalities can break down biases and form connections. Following are questions you can use to go deeper in conversations and learn what you have in common with your neighbors, co-workers and those you meet.

1.) Where did you grow up and what is most memorable about it?

2.) Who was your role model growing up? Who is your role model now?

3.) What about the world right now saddens, frustrates or angers you?

4.) Where would you like to travel to and why?

5.) What are some things you are grateful for?

~Taken from https://lovehasnolabels.com/why-it-matters

📸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: Tuesday, February 9th 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  val@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

ASHLEY: Scheduled Individually for now  ashley@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

RYAN: Monday, February 1st 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

“My mentor said ‘Let’s go do it’, not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says ‘Let’s!’” ~Jim Rohn

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring

2/1/21 Weekly Mentor Update

It’s February! You know what that means, a new theme to our weekly challenges AND, one step closer to summer 😉

💕Want to make some Valentine’s with your mentee? Do you think your mentee would like to make some Valentine’s for their family and friends? We have materials for you! If you’re interested, you can pick up a stack of construction paper, scissors, tape, colored pencils and markers from KatieMae’s house. Just be sure to let her know (262.366.0030) and she’ll schedule a pick-up with you! 💕

*Just a friendly reminder – please be mindful of Dane County’s face mask order & COVID precautions mandates.

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 February, the challenges will center around the theme of Share the Love. This week’s challenge is to share what you love with your mentee. Do you love your dog, skiing, French fries, your best friend? Talk about what you love and why. As a bonus, also show your mentee what you love. If it’s your dog, take your dog and your mentee to the dog park. If it’s skiing, get on those trails together! There are a LOT of French fries for sale around here! Once you’ve talked about and shared what you love, ask your mentee what he/she loves and encourage him/her to share and show you why!

BONUS CHALLENGE:  February is Black History Month. Check out these links, 28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month or 20 Ideas for Celebrating Black History Month for ideas on learning, sharing and growing in knowledge and awareness. 

TIP of the WEEK: Sometimes our biases can live in our subconscious, making them hard to spot. The following self-reflection questions can help us recognize our bias and how they might be affecting our relationships.

1.) Have you ever avoided sitting next to someone in public based on how you perceived their race, religion, or ability?

2.) Have you ever justified using specific language (that might  be offensive to others) because a friend told you it doesn’t bother them?

3.) Have you ever joked around and told someone to “stop acting like a girl”?

4.) Have you ever specified someone’s race when it wasn’t necessarily relevant? Ex. Referring to someone as the “black doctor” or “white cashier” or “Latina lawyer”

5.) Have you ever assumed a person’s stance on social issues based on their religion?

~Taken from https://lovehasnolabels.com/why-it-matters

📸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: Tuesday, February 9th 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  val@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

ASHLEY: Scheduled Individually for now  ashley@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

RYAN: Monday, February 1st 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

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.  Franklin D. Roosevelt

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring