Goal Setting and Dealing with Disappointment

As we continue this month’s focus on how to build resilience in the students we mentor, I want to encourage you to think about ways that you have built resilience in your own life. Remembering ways that you’ve built resilience is an important part of the mentoring process, because it reminds you that you were […]

Want to Leave a Legacy?

Mr. Freedman, the founder of Encore.org and co-founder of Experience Corps, both dedicated to helping older adults find purpose later in life, calls himself a social entrepreneur. Asked what it takes to be a mentor, he said succinctly, “Showing up and shutting up: Being consistent and listening. You don’t have to be a charismatic superhero. […]

Preparing Students for the Road of Life

This month, we’re focusing on how to build resilience in the students we mentor. Remember…resilience is the ability to cope with and bounce back in the face of life’s challenges and demands. It’s having the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or setbacks. “Resiliency” is a term we often use to describe someone who is […]

Elements of an Effective Mentoring Hour

Welcome to the Mentoring Minute for the month of November! This month, we will be focusing on how to build resilience in the students we mentor. So, what exactly do we mean by resilience? Resilience is the ability to cope with and bounce back in the face of life’s challenges and demands. It’s having the […]

Growth takes Patience

As we wrap up the month of October, we hope that you are even more encouraged and inspired to serve as a mentor this year! Thank you for choosing to Be the One for your student! Today, we will be looking at the last “growth” word we’ve chosen to focus on in the month of […]

Growth takes Help

Welcome to the third week of our focus on “growth” words for the month of October! So far, we have highlighted the importance of time and care in our mentoring relationships. As mentors, when we are intentional with our time, we build up relational equity with our students. And, when we communicate that we care, […]

Helping your Student Learn Adaptability

This month, we are focusing on how mentors can help students make a healthy transition to adulthood. In our culture today, it is not uncommon for students to graduate from high school with little direction (or motivation) to grow into healthy adults. Culturally, we have even created a new name for 18-29 year old’s who […]

Helping your Student Plan their Future

This month, we are focusing on how mentors can help students make a healthy transition to adulthood. In our culture today, it is not uncommon for students to graduate from high school with little direction (or motivation) to grow into healthy adults. Culturally, we have even created a new name for 18-29 year old’s who […]