Category Archives: Resources for Mentors

Resources- book, articles, and other information that may be useful to you as you mentor a child.

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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Mentoring with Spanish Speaking Families pt. 2

  Mentoring a boy or girl whose parents do not speak english can be very challenging, and at times discouraging. As much as I wish I could wave a magic wand and fix every language barrier and culture difference, I … Continue reading

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Unpacking the Stages of Mentoring

We encourage our mentors towards faithfulness in mentoring and challenge each mentor to a relationship that goes past the two-year commitment. However, one of the greatest obstacles that hinders a long standing relationship is the unrealistic expectation of the mentors … Continue reading

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Your Normal vs. My Normal

Most mentors will tell you that the lives their protégé lives is very different from the way they were brought up. A protégé’s grandparents or great grandparents may be raising them, one or both of their parents may incarcerated, and … Continue reading

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The Faithful Mentor

As the knife sliced through the tension of the dining room, the faithful mentor rose from supper to do the unthinkable. He left the comfort of being seated with his twelve protégés in order to bend down and wash each … Continue reading

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