How can I get my mentee to talk more? This thoughtful question asked by mentors is usually followed by recounts of open ended questions going unanswered, or mentees who don’t talk or look their mentor in the eye. It can be uncomfortable to sit in
We have all been there at one point or another...finding it easier to bring our mentee food each week to avoid the school lunch line, giving in to the urge of buying our mentee a new toy or something we notice they need. In isolation
Many mentors believe their Seedling experience must be kept confidential. While the identity and specifics about your mentee like their full name and family information must be kept private, we want you to share your story! Telling others about your experience helps spread Seedling’s mission.
Below please find a collection of short training videos for your mentoring journey. If you are encountering challenges in your mentoring relationship please also call your Mentor Director.
Dear Seedling Mentors, I am delighted to begin a new mentoring year with you. Thanks to your commitment and support, we started the year serving over 500 children affected by parental incarceration. As we continue to grow in number (our goal this year is to
As we begin a new school year, some mentors are looking forward to reconnecting after a long summer apart. Others are looking forward to a new start, a new mentee, some mentoring for the first time, others being rematched. Whatever the case, new beginnings are
Through generous private donations, Seedling has had the privilege of offering our 8th grade mentees the opportunity to compete for a $5,000 scholarship for higher education, to be bestowed upon graduation and postsecondary enrollment. We are delighted to announce that six Seedling mentees were awarded
Seedling recently honored our amazing volunteer mentors at the 14th Annual Mentor Appreciation luncheon on May 10th. Master of Ceremony Rob Faubion, an Austin non-profit professional, award-winning journalist and entertainer, presided over the event. The crowd was enchanted with a tribute to our mentors, celebrating
Seedling Mentoring is a journey that encourages persistence in acquiring new information and skills. Learning to promote social justice, to understand institutional oppression, and how to dismantle implicit biases and racism prepares mentors to be an upstander for our mentees and their families. This is