Mentors may struggle from time to time with conversation, meaningful interaction, or even sustained eye contact with their mentee. When mentoring is a challenge, remembering to use creativity and having a few simple activities to pull out of your pocket can help! We surveyed our
As a Seedling mentor you may wonder how you can strengthen your relationship with your mentee. The Search Institute leads the way in youth development research and has outlined several areas where mentors can strengthen their bond with their mentee. There are five elements as
If you mentor a teenager, more than likely you’ve listened as they shared their desires to buy the latest fashions, gadgets, or for some, even a car. Earning their own money to do these things is now possible as they begin securing after-school jobs and
The National Council for Behavioral Health reports that 70% of adults in the US have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives, that’s 223.4 million people. As Seedling mentors, we must be mindful that many of our mentees have already
Listening is an essential skill in mentoring. It provides a safe space and the attention needed to convey validation and worth. Oftentimes mentors also have the opportunity to problem-solve with their mentee. To be successful we must be prepared to ask the right questions not
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 14, 2019 Contact: Dan Leal, Executive Director (512) 323-6371 (phone) firstname.lastname@example.org Seedling has named former State Representative Diana Maldonado as its Board President. Ms. Maldonado served District 52 during the 81st Legislative Session and began her term as Seedling’s
On January 11, our extremely knowledgeable Mentor Director Amelia Paramo and Program Coordinator Juli Wiegman presented at the Texas Mentoring Summit, discussing how effective mentor training has a positive ripple effect in the larger community.