Many people are asking what the plan is for the fall school semester. We have been meeting with representatives of our 5 school districts and at this time we are hoping for virtual (ZOOM, Skype, etc.) mentoring until the virus spread is below 5%. We will know more once schools are up and running, but that is our current hope and plan. We know you are missing your mentees and that they want to see and talk to you as well. Our summer day camp was canceled at the last minute due to COVID-19 spread so we had 25 disappointed youth and mentors. We’ve already secured a date to ride the river next year (Tuesday, July 13th, 2021) and are looking forward to that. We appreciate everyone’s understanding in what was a sad turn of events. The current situation has also impacted our annual board bowl-a-thon fundraiser. With uncontrolled community spread a live event is not possible. We would love to focus instead on the following:
Friend and relationship building I am able to train and interview potential mentors through ZOOM so that when things do open up again we will have trained mentors ready to go. If you are interested in mentoring or if you know someone who should be mentoring, please send them my way! A one hour a week commitment goes a long way in the life of a child. If you or someone you know would just like to learn more about The Mentoring Network, let me know and we’ll figure out a time to Zoom and get to know each other better.
Giving opportunity for donations If you know of a business who would like to make a donation of any kind we would welcome that as the need for mentors for kids will continue to increase (we will also be giving a social media plug for sponsors). We are considering a small silent auction. If you know of people or businesses who might be willing to donate items that can be auctioned please reach out to them.
We would love to hear how you are doing. Please contact us and let us know! Please stay safe and reach out to us if we can help you. Be gentle with everyone. We really do need each other. Wishing you peace...