The Mentoring Network

The Mentoring Network, Inc. serves five rural school districts (Nampa, Caldwell, Parma, Homedale, Vallivue) offering school-based mentoring to at-risk students, grades 1st-8th.

The goal is to provide school-based, direct-to-youth mentoring that will improve life outcomes for vulnerable and disengaged children by developing resilience skills, supporting the development of personal strengths, and increasing self-sufficiency through friendship building with responsible, caring adults (18yrs. and older) who meet with their student one hour, once a week, on the school grounds, during the school year.

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A Moving Story

In the past three months, thirteen of our mentees have moved. Two have moved three times. One has moved twice. Ten have changed schools and districts.

While keeping up with all this movement is challenging, there is a distinct pleasure to hear about mentors, traveling to the new school to continue with their mentees. Imagine the impact it makes on the child in a new surrounding to have their faithful and consistent friend continue to spend time with them? And what do they cherish most? That you care enough to show up and just be there for them and that you listen to them. That's the secret of being a great mentor.

With a month left of school before the summer break, remember the secret: Showing up and listening are what it takes to make a difference. Thank you for doing that so well!

Keep up the good work.


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One of our mentor/mentee pairs painted a cheery poster picture of a spring day that said 'Spring Brings Brighter Days' for a senior through CCOA.

Looking for a project to do with your mentee? Click HERE to sign up or let us know any great ways you've thought of to give back.

Please take pictures...let us know what you're doing!



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