Donna's Ditties: April 2018

I hope you are doing well!

We have so many kids that I would love to match before the school year is out. It’s such a big deal when a mentor matched at the end of the school year shows up in the fall to mentor again. The kids are always amazed and start to realize that someone cares enough to show up again. Do you know someone you could ask to be a mentor? I would love to fill all the requests before school is done for the season. Please send those you know would make great mentors here!

ISAT testing is in full swing. I want to thank you for your patience during this time of schedule changes and time adjustments. Remember to call ahead before you head to mentoring and ask specifically if your mentee might be in testing during your mentoring time. Thank you for your kindness.

Mentors with youth who are 12 and older, we are sending home sheets asking for youth interested in coming to day camp to let us know. If your mentee is in that age group, please talk with them and let us know if they sound interested. If we know they are interested but have not turned in paperwork, we will follow up with them again. We will also contact mentors of any youth whose papers we receive in case you can come to day camp with them. This year we are planning a trip to the YMCA Camp at Horsethief. Youth of all ages are receiving a handout when we do surveys with a list of free or inexpensive activities in their respective towns. The list can be found HERE.

The Treasure Valley Kiwanis Club of Nampa has invited The Mentoring Network and Nampa Optimist football to be the recipients of the funds raised, once again, during their FUN golf scramble Swing Fore Kids on May 11th from 8am-2pm at Centennial Golf Course in Nampa. If you enjoy any level of golfing and the outdoors start putting your team together. $75 per person: includes Green Fees, Cart & Lunch. If you'd rather encourage folks you know to be sponsors or donate raffle items that would be a great help. This is a small service club that does some BIG things and we want them to know how much we appreciate them making this fundraising event possible. For details check out the flyer HERE or for questions contact: Todd Harrison,

How are you doing with mentoring? We are here to help you and would love to hear from you. Contact us if you have questions, concerns, or even great stories to tell.


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