04.25.21 Weekly Mentor Update

Hello hello! It’s a bright, bright sunshiny day – get out there and enjoy it! After you read this email, of course 😉

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 April, the challenges will center around the theme of Earth Day. This week’s challenge is for you and your mentee to make a permanent “Earth Day, Every Day” change. What is one thing you could change that would have a positive impact on the earth? If you always pack your lunches in paper and plastic bags, switch to reusable containers. If you buy drinks in plastic bottles, consider carrying your own refillable water bottle instead. Take shorter showers, turn off the water while you brush your teeth and soap your hands, buy used instead of new, walk, bike or bus instead of drive/get a ride . . . there are so many ways! Pick one or pick a few, commit to doing them together and help to make the earth a little greener!

BONUS CHALLENGE:  April is national Youth Voice month. Youth voice refers to the distinct ideas, opinions, attitudes, knowledge, and actions of young people as a collective body. The term youth voice often groups together a diversity of perspectives and experiences, regardless of backgrounds, identities, and cultural differences. Check out  https://youth.gov/youth-voices  to be inspired and to get ideas about how you can continue to lift up youth voices.

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. Right now it may seem like a difficult time to get connected with your mentee’s community, but difficult is not impossible. And, for some, connecting with community is more essential now than ever! Do you know the ways in which your mentee is connected to their community? Are they active in a neighborhood center? Do they attend a local church? Participate in neighborhood gatherings/events? Find out who your mentee interacts with outside of school because, remember, the goal is to increase the strength of your mentee’s support network by connecting with as many people in it as possible!

 📸 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, April 26th 6:45 – 7:45  ashley@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

RYAN: Monday, April 5th 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 are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own. —Wangari Maathai

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring

04.18.21 Weekly Mentor Update

Thank you SO much to all of you who enjoyed some tasty pizza last Thursday in support of us and MOD Pizza! We appreciate 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 April, the challenges will center around the theme of Earth Day. This week’s challenge is to get in the dirt! Plant a tree or some flowers or maybe pull some weeds. You could do this at your house, at your mentee’s house, at a neighbor’s, a school, a park…the options are endless! As always, be sure to engage your mentee in conversation while you’re getting your hands dirty!

BONUS CHALLENGE:  April is national Youth Voice month. Youth voice refers to the distinct ideas, opinions, attitudes, knowledge, and actions of young people as a collective body. The term youth voice often groups together a diversity of perspectives and experiences, regardless of backgrounds, identities, and cultural differences. Check out  https://youth.gov/youth-voices  to be inspired and to get ideas about how you can continue to lift up youth voices.

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. Have you talked to any of your mentee’s teachers lately? Communication is key! Even if your mentee is an on top of it student, it’s important for you to let your mentee’s teachers know that you’re in your mentee’s life. Increase the support network by connecting yourself with as many people in your mentee’s life as you can!

📸 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, April 26th 6:45 – 7:45  ashley@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

RYAN: Monday, April 5th 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 is someone who sees more talent and ability within you than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you. ” ~Bob Proctor

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring

04.11.21 Weekly Mentor Update

🍕 It’s MOD Pizza week Y’all!! 🍕

This Thursday, April 15th MOD Pizza in Fitchburg will give back 20% of what you spend 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 April, the challenges will center around the theme of Earth Day. This week’s challenge is to use a “greener” mode of transportation while hanging out with your mentee. Could you bike to the library or to get ice cream instead of driving? How about taking the bus? Maybe your mentee could show you how to use the bus system or maybe they’ve never used it and you could show them how. Instead of going for a drive, how about taking a walk and using it as a time for some intentional conversation? Bike, bus, scooter, walk, carpool, rollerblade…have fun protecting the earth together!

BONUS CHALLENGE:  April is national Youth Voice month. Youth voice refers to the distinct ideas, opinions, attitudes, knowledge, and actions of young people as a collective body. The term youth voice often groups together a diversity of perspectives and experiences, regardless of backgrounds, identities, and cultural differences. Check out  https://youth.gov/youth-voices  to be inspired and to get ideas about how you can continue to lift up youth voices.

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. Over the last few weeks, and continuing for the next few weeks, some students will be going back to school in-person for the first time in over a year. Whether or not students choose to stay virtual or go in-person, their schedule is changing. Concurrent teaching and learning will be new and the transition may be difficult for both your mentee and their teachers. Make sure you check-in! You’re not responsible for making this transition easier or better, but you can offer support and encouragement!. Staying connected with your mentee’s school and teachers will help them stay on track and help strengthen the support network surrounding 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: Monday, April 26th 6:45 – 7:45  ashley@intentionalmentoringmadison.org

RYAN: Monday, April 5th 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’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. ” ~Whoopi Goldberg

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring

04.04.21 Weekly Mentor Update

🌷 HAPPY EASTER MENTOR PEEPS! 🌷 (See what I did there?☺️)

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 April, the challenges will center around the theme of Earth Day. This week’s challenge is to get outside and clean up a green space. Pick up trash in a local park or in your mentee’s neighborhood, pull weeds and ready a garden bed or, if you’re up for a really smelly challenge – head to a popular dog walking spot and pick up poop! Grab some trash bags and rubber gloves, head to a green space and take care of the earth together. Don’t forget to engage in conversation while working!

BONUS CHALLENGE:  April is national Youth Voice month. Youth voice refers to the distinct ideas, opinions, attitudes, knowledge, and actions of young people as a collective body. The term youth voice often groups together a diversity of perspectives and experiences, regardless of backgrounds, identities, and cultural differences. Check out  https://youth.gov/youth-voices  to be inspired and to get ideas about how you can continue to lift up youth voices.

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. If you haven’t reached out to your mentee’s teachers in awhile, or ever, try it now. Check-in on how on-line and/or in person is going so that you have a better understanding of what your mentee may need help with. Ask about your mentee’s progress and any additional skills you may be able to help them with and/or encourage them to work on during this time. Right now it’s really important not to forget about school and the learning that must continue to happen. And remember, the more people in your mentee’s life that you are in communication with, the stronger the circle of support around them is.

📸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

“What I think the mentor gets is the great satisfaction of helping someone along, helping somebody take advantage of an opportunity that maybe he or she did not have.” ~Clint Eastwood

All the best,

Intentional Mentoring