03.28.21 Weekly Mentor Update

🌼Happy spring everyone!🌼

If you haven’t marked your calendars for Thursday, April 15th yet, do it now! MOD Pizza in Fitchburg has generously offered to give back 20% off of what you spend that day to Intentional Mentoring!! Details below. You MUST bring in the flyer if you order in-person. Use the code on the flyer to order online.

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 March, the challenges will center around the theme of Literacy. This week’s challenge is to do an activity that involves reading directions. Follow a recipe to bake cookies or muffins or, find online directions for a DIY project or craft. Is your mentee into drama? Find a two character play and read the script together! Like to play games? Open a board game and follow the directions to learn how to play. Whatever you choose, encourage your mentee to do the reading and guide you. Have fun!

BONUS CHALLENGE:  March is Women’s History Month. Check out these links, Women’sHistoryMonth.gov or 31 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month for ideas on learning, sharing and growing in knowledge and awareness.

TIP of the WEEK: The mission of Intentional Mentoring is to have Mentors interact with school, community, and families in order to strengthen the support network for students facing adversity. As you’re pursuing a closer relationship with your mentee’s family, keep your and your mentee’s family’s cultural responses to relationships in mind. Think about the ways different cultures approach personal space, communication and involvement. Before assuming, ask. Before judging, consider. Before avoiding, share. Being aware is the first step to understanding!

📸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, March 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

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” ~Steven Spielberg

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring

03.21.21 Weekly Mentor Update

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Do you like pizza? How about supporting local? If you answered yes, then mark your calendars and join us Thursday, April 15th at MOD Pizza in Fitchburg. 20% off of what you spend on yummy pizza will be given back to Intentional Mentoring!! Details below. You MUST bring in the flyer if you order in-person. Use the code on the flyer to order online.

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 March, the challenges will center around the theme of Literacy. This week’s challenge is to visit a library with your mentee – they have a lot of great resources on their websites! Go downtown and walk all the way around the library, . check out a book and learn how their curbside pick-up works. Or, maybe your mentee always goes to the library in their neighborhood, how about checking out a different one. Maybe your mentee has never been to the library at all and you can show them how it works. Or maybe you and your mentee can go for an adventure through a used book store, picking out random books and imagining what they may be about, or searching for some of your favorite books or just perusing until you both find a book you can’t wait to sit down and read. Have fun with it!

BONUS CHALLENGE:  March is Women’s History Month. Check out these links, Women’sHistoryMonth.gov or 31 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month for ideas on learning, sharing and growing in knowledge and awareness.

TIP of the WEEK: The mission of Intentional Mentoring is to have Mentors interact with school, community, and families in order to strengthen the support network for students facing adversity. How is communicating with your mentee’s family going? Are you ready to go beyond “hello” and “good-bye” while picking up/dropping off or calling to make plans with your mentee? Below are a few questions you could try to go deeper and learn more from your mentee’s family.

1.) How do you feel my relationship with ____________ is going?

2.) Is there anything you think I could do differently to better support _____________?

3.) Your son/daughter told me _______________________ and I wanted to let you know how inspiring/encouraging/thoughtful I felt their words work. I feel so grateful that I get to spend time with them and learn from them!

📸 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, March 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

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring

03/14/21 Weekly Mentor Update

☘️Happy St. Patrick’s Day!☘️

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 March, the challenges will center around the theme of Literacy. This week’s challenge is to ask your mentee questions about reading. What is their favorite book and why? If they could be any character from a book, who would they be and why? If they wrote a story about themselves, what events would they include? If your mentee isn’t much of a reader, ask them about the kinds of stories they enjoy hearing and what role they would like to play in one. Encourage your mentee to share by sharing your answers too! 

BONUS CHALLENGE:  March is Women’s History Month. Check out these links, Women’sHistoryMonth.gov or 31 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month for ideas on learning, sharing and growing in knowledge and awareness.

TIP of the WEEK: The mission of Intentional Mentoring is to have Mentors interact with school, community, and families in order to strengthen the support network for students facing adversity. Getting to know and staying connected with your mentee’s family is vital to building trust and truly understanding your mentee’s perspective. As a mentor, you are in partnership with your mentee’s family, working together for a common goal. Do your best to reach out and make an effort with family members, even when it’s uncomfortable. Remember, they’re probably uncomfortable too! You’re a new adult in their child’s life. The more you connect with the mentee’s family letting them know who you are and getting to know who they are,  the stronger your mentoring relationship will be!

📸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, March 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

Our stories bring us together

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring

03.07.21 Weekly Mentor Update

One week into March already. Where is the time going? We’re flying right out of winter and straight into spring. Did you see how much snow has been melting? Green grasses and budding trees will be here soon!

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 March, the challenges will center around the theme of Literacy. This week’s challenge is to try your hand at storytelling. One way you could do this is by writing a story with your mentee. Or, you could tell a story together. You say a random sentence to start it off and then have your mentee add on. Take turns adding sentences until your story is complete! Another option is for you to tell your mentee a story. Do you have a personal story that relates to something your mentee is going through? Do you know a folktale or short story that you could share? Maybe you have a leprechaun story! Have fun with this!  

BONUS CHALLENGE:  March is Women’s History Month. Check out these links, Women’sHistoryMonth.gov or 31 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month for ideas on learning, sharing and growing in knowledge and awareness.

TIP of the WEEK: Both bringing up and responding to sensitive topics is often challenging. Thankfully, the Anti-Defamation League has created Table Talk guides to help us all do it well. Check out their selection of topics and suggested questions and then try engaging your mentee in an open dialogue! Table Talk Guide

📸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, March 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 make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring

2/28/21 Weekly Mentor Update

It’s time for March! Spring training has started, St. Patrick’s Day is coming, the snow is melting . . . it’s almost time to say “Bye bye, Winter!”

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 March, the challenges will center around the theme of Literacy. This week’s challenge is to read with your mentee. Perhaps this looks like sitting in a coffee shop with your own books and cup of hot cocoa (or via Zoom but still with books an cocoa!) Maybe it’s you reading your mentee’s favorite book with them or reading part of your favorite book to them. Or, you might grab a local newspaper and look through it asking your mentee to pick out an article that seems interesting to them. Whatever you read and however you do it, be sure to discuss it with your mentee after! What did they find interesting or confusing? How does what they read relate to their personal life? The discussion possibilities are endless!   

BONUS CHALLENGE:  March is Women’s History Month. Check out these links, Women’sHistoryMonth.gov or 31 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month for ideas on learning, sharing and growing in knowledge and awareness.

TIP of the WEEK: Talking about bias and inclusion isn’t always easy but, sometimes, a little inspiration can help. Check-out this video, created by Love Has No Labels, to see if it sparks any questions or discussion.

🤳🏾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, March 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

“The key to change is creating the space for young people to imagine a better way of life and support them so they can act on that vision.”  ~S. Ginwright

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring