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Images, pictures, and video of our mentors and kids. Click on a blog to see the images! Be encouraged by the relationships that each of these pictures represent!

What Does it Mean to Be a Mentor? Part 2

Last time we looked at the first two characteristics of a mentor, consistency and modeling. This week we will continue on with the next three characteristics of a successful mentor. I hope these help you understand the depth of the … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Be a Mentor? Part 1

  The term mentor comes from two Greek words, mentos meaning with purpose, spirit, and passion and meno meaning to remain, abide, continue, be present, wait, endure. I believe this definition gives a whole new weight to mentoring. It is … Continue reading

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Engaging Shy Protégés

If you have a very shy protégé you might find engaging with them to a bit of a challenge especially in the beginning stages of the relationship. As an adult mentor it can be hard enough to engage with an … Continue reading

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Intentional Questions —–> Fruit Bearing Responses

Let’s face it. Engaging your protégé in deep and meaningful conversations can be a challenge. You may find yourself running out of things to say or questions to ask and occasionally, your conversations seem to go flat. Now that we’ve … Continue reading

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Seeking Wisdom

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. -Proverbs 1:7 Back to school is upon us. School uniforms have been bought, supplies are all in tow and knowledge of all sorts is being … Continue reading

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Middle School Transition- Challenges and Pitfalls

Vision for Middle School 1 Timothy 4:12- Our hope is that in the transition period that our young people can learn how to make positive choices to set the example in how they speak, their behavior, how they serve and … Continue reading

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High School Transition 2016- Grit

The main theme during our 2016 High School Transition Meeting was engaging the topic of what social scientists have dubbed “grit”. MacArthur Fellow Angela Duckworth defines grit as passion and perseverance. Grit is the ability to continually fight through adversity … Continue reading

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Champions of Hope App is Here!

The Champions Hope App is here! For details on how to use the app watch this video. Key features include: –Mentor Logs- record each hangout quickly that goes directly to your coordinator. No more monthly forms! –Access to all photos, spotify … Continue reading

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Mentoring Tamir Rice

Philando Castile Alton Sterling Sandra Bland Mike Brown Eric Garner Akai Gurley Tamir Rice Walter Scott Freddie Gray These are just a few of the black people who died in interactions with police in the past few years. Some in the … Continue reading

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40 Totally Awesome Summer Hangouts

  The summer can be a great way to enjoy intentional time with your protégé. Yet with all the free time, limited Champions of Hope programing, and summer work schedules for mentors (and protégés), searching for creative and purposeful hangouts … Continue reading

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