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Donna's Ditties: May 2018

Wow! Can you believe the school year is coming to a close?! (Hang in there Nampa!) I hope the year has been good for you and that the summer is refreshing. If we were able to interview your mentee, you will be receiving an email with that feedback. If you haven't received this feedback by mid June, please let us know so we can see what happened or let you know if the child was unavailable to complete their survey. We will also be sending a survey to get your take on how mentoring went this past school year. Your mentoring hours are so important to our organization, allowing us to show funders the commitment our engaged volunteers give each year. Please post your hours for last semester and

Improving Their Vision

We are just wrapping up the school year and have finished end of year surveys with over a hundred of our mentored youth. One of the questions on the survey is “Did your mentor help you experience new interests and hobbies?” 80% of the time, the child (from 1st to 12th grade…so even 18 year olds!) answered the question with another, “What’s a hobby?” When we tried to explain they still wore a blank expression on their faces. Since then I’ve been asking people if they still have hobbies. Some suggested that the kids don’t know what a hobby is. I agree with that possibility, yet, when youth were stymied, we expanded the question to, “What do you do for fun?” Most frequently they replied: video

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