I became a mentor a year ago through the Connected Kids program, run by the Community Services Division of the Northfield Public Schools.
I’m continuing with my same middle school mentee (great kid!) this year and had him take this photo on Thursday of me with (left) Northfield Middle School mentoring coordinator Margaret Colangelo and District Mentoring Specialist Cheryl Strike.
And tomorrow (Sunday, Oct. 4), the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota will be providing a mentor training, 4-6 pm at St Olaf. (See the flyer (PDF), but there has been a room change. The training will still be in Buntrock Commons but in Room 144. That room is on the second floor, down the hall and around the corner from the snack bar.)
See Chuck Slocum’s column in the Strib last week: Mentors are needed so fewer kids will fail, and a follow-up letter titled When older adults mentor kids, at least two people benefit by Dan Johnson of the Kinship of Greater Minneapolis.
FYI, I blogged about Margaret Colangelo back in March. I’m happy to see she’s still blogging at 1) Happy to be from Iowa even though I live in Minnesota; and 2) Endurance Diva – thrive while you survive.
Great article Griff!
Thanks, Margaret. I look forward to working with you this year.
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