Donna's Ditties: November 2017

Hello Friends! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have so much to be grateful for! Any active mentors out there who are interested in picking up an additional mentee? We are inundated with mentor requests and would love to get these youth matched up sooner rather than later. If you are interested please, CONTACT US. Or, if you know someone who should be mentoring, please reach out and ask them to consider giving an hour a week. We've updated our website. Check it out and let us know what you think. Did we miss something you'd like back on? What else would make it more usable for you? You can find it HERE. There is one more part in West Middle School resource presentation in Nampa. M

The Mentoring Network: Where to Get Your Presence

The shopping season is in full swing and we thought it worthwhile to give you three tips as to where to get your presence. Contrary to some views, presence isn’t something free. Like anything worthwhile it comes with a cost, but it’s one of the greatest gifts you can give to someone you care about. Here are our tips: Turn off your phone. Answering machines are wonderful and can be checked at a later time. You can then be present for a conversation. Eye contact with a child, family, or friend is as great a gift as listening with full concentration to what they say. When you turn your phone back on, use it to call someone you’ve been thinking about. Maybe it’s an old classmate, a grandparent,

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