Tim mentors because he wants to provide a role model to young people, just like he had when he grew up. Tim it’s fun to go biking, hiking or play board games. Tim participates in Howard county. .
Jessica feels it’s important to be a sounding board for youth, and offer encouragement. Jessica was surprised to find out that the mentee was helping her as much as she was helping the mentee. Jessica participates in youth mentoring in Delaware county.
Male role models to youth are so important! Recent retiree, Terry says he feels mentoring is about connecting with youth during stressful times. He says its all about trying new experiences with youth. He likes to have open-ended conversations with his mentee about such things as future
It doesn’t matter what age you are, blowing bubbles is a fun activity for everyone! Mentoring Coordinator Colinne shares a recipe for making your own homemade bubble mix! For bubble recipe visit: https://artfulparent.com/how-to-make-homemade-bubbles/
Mentoring Coordinator, Kathy, shows how to select, prepare, and arrange a floral bouquet. Flower arranging is a great activity for even a rainy day, as Kathy craftily demonstrates.
Mentoring Coordinator, Meg, encourages outdoor activities during the summer months. An obstacle course is a fun thing to do for both kids and adults!
Colinne’s crew demonstrates a fun science experiment you can do with a bottle, cooking oil, water, food coloring, and Alka Seltzer.
Kathy, one of the mentoring coordinators, is known for having a green thumb! She loves to garden and is sharing five quick tips to keep in mind while having fun in the garden with kids.
Mentoring coordinator, Meg, shares fun and easy ideas for scavenger hunts that you can do anytime, anywhere, and in any weather!
Here’s a quick project you can do with supplies you have around your house – build a birdfeeder!
Kathy, mentoring coordinator at Helping Services, encourages everyone to have fun using puppetry during this stay-at-home time. Some of the puppets give tips on talking about your feelings related to COVID-19, feeling safe, and staying healthy.
Are you sitting home with nothing to do? Savannah, a Youth Mentoring mentee, takes you through the steps of making your own Play Dough! This is a great activity to share with your mentor/mentee. The recipe can be found at https://ourwabisabilife.com/moon-dough/
Looking for a fun activity to do with your mentee? How about a Fort Movie Night? Intern Laura shares a great and simple idea you can do with your mentee or mentor.
Consider joining the Youth Mentoring program!