James seemed depressed and withdrawn

James seemed depressed and withdrawn

A mentoring story: In middle school, James seemed depressed and withdrawn, and was lacking a father-figure in his family. He struggled with school and didn’t have much motivation. Staff wondered if he would like a mentor, and introduced him to Herm Franzen, a caring,...
Caring & Compassion in Mentoring

Caring & Compassion in Mentoring

Welcome back to the February Mentor Minute! Last month, we introduced five key character qualities that we can look to build into our students in 2020. These qualities are known as “The Five C’s of Youth Development,” and include: competence,...
Feb 10th – Mentoring Minute

Feb 10th – Mentoring Minute

Welcome to the February Mentor Minute! Last month, we introduced five key character qualities that we can look to build into our students in 2020. These qualities are known as “The Five C’s of Youth Development,” and include: competence, confidence,...
Mentoring Minute: CONNECTION

Mentoring Minute: CONNECTION

The question we should all be asking as mentors is, how do we build these kind of qualities into our students? This week, we’ll continue to answer that question by taking a closer look at the third quality-“connection.” This month, we introduced five...