Donna's Ditties: June 2019

Hello Friends!

I hope you are having a great summer!

We will be having our 12 and older summer day camp next week on July 6th at YMCA Horsethief Camp. It will be a day of different activities areas open around the camp (waterfront, climbing wall, zipline, archery, etc.) for mentees and mentors. Stay tuned next month for photos!

Mentors, we would love to have your mentoring hours for the Spring semester (and Fall if you haven’t turned them in yet). You can turn them in online HERE , email them to us, or if you want to turn them in on paper, we can mail you a log sheet. Your hours are so important to our organization, allowing us to show funders the commitment our engaged volunteers give each year. We so appreciate your help with this!

Please continue to reach out to those you know and invite the amazing people you know to join us in mentoring our local youth. We still have outstanding requests in all districts (Caldwell, Homedale, Nampa, Parma, and Vallivue) so if you know someone who might enjoy sharing what they know with a child, please contact us!

Our mentor Dave A was recently nominated for the CBS THE NEIGHBORHOOD great neighbor award. The final winner out of 12 contestants is determined by the number of votes the person receives (you can only vote once). While Dave’s mentoring is mentioned in the write up, it doesn’t mention that he has mentored for 9 years and has worked with 5 kids. He continues to mentor 3 of those kids and is in contact with another who graduated. The schools he works at consistently request him as a mentor and the youth he works with say things like this in their year end survey: “Thank you for teaching me self-control, how to make friends, and how organization and responsibility go together. I can’t wait to see you again next year!” If you feel you “know” Dave a bit from this, please consider voting for him here: Voting ends on July 16th.

Thank you for all you do to help the lives of our kids!


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