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October E- Newsletter Is Out

  • Mentoring Changes Lives E-Newsletter - October 2017
    Events, Spotlight: Growth Mindset, Resources: Speaking about the Unspeakable.
    October Tip: Have a conversation with your mentee about your role as a mentor, and how that might look different than when you are in your day-to-day professional role. Many of our mentors wear different hats, and having a chat about that with students can help clear up any confusion. Join Mailing List | More Newsletters

Spotlight: Support Student Success With Growth Mindset

Growth mindset is an underlying belief around our ability to grow and learn, even when faced with challenges. A growth mindset (versus a fixed mindset) can support increased resilience and learning in students, and supports a stronger work ethic. According to Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University, educators can help instill a growth mindset. Watch video to get started.

Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Recruiting for 2017-18!

Serve. Learn. Gain. Healthy Choices AmeriCorps seeks energetic San Francisco community members to join us in helping to strengthen mentoring programs and support positive school climate. Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Members are paid a monthly stipend for their service engaging students, families, and school community members in positive activities. Learn more

Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Needs You!

Serve. Learn. Gain. Healthy Choices AmeriCorps seeks energetic San Francisco community members to join us in helping to strengthen mentoring programs and support positive school climate. Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Members are paid a monthly stipend for their service engaging students, families, and school community members in positive activities. Learn more

Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Grant Awarded

Great news to share! School Health Programs, SFCSD,  has been awarded a three year grant of $455,000/year from the California Volunteers to launch Healthy Choices AmeriCorps California. School Health Programs will guide Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Members who will work directly with schools to support the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), school climate activities such as one-to-one and small group mentoring, social emotional learning activities, peacemaking circles, volunteer and family engagement, as well as other structured group activities. Learn more. Special recognition to Erin Farrell who leads SHP’s Mentoring for Success program and prepared this grant application. 

January is National Mentoring Month - Special Shout Outs!

Mentoring For Success is grateful for the many school district employees who spend an extra hour every week to give special attention to their mentees. January is National Mentoring Month and while we celebrate all mentors, in January we want to send a special shout out to the following mentors for their exceptional attention to mentoring their students: Kathy Babcock,  Cesar Flores,  Kim Anderson, Mika Moore, Roxanne Huie, Debra Johnson,  Barry O’Driscoll, Andrea Haun, Annaluz Rockefeller, Allison Harman, Julie McElhatton. Read more about each mentor!

Mentoring For Success partners with Mission Promise       Neighborhoods

Darren Gapultos, Education Manager of MPN, expounds on the import of Mentoring for Success: “The journey of our children into adulthood can be a scary and unpredictable one. That’s what makes the Mentoring for Success program so important to our MPN-supported schools. Read more at the Mission Promise Neighborhoods website.

Please Consider a Donation, Cash or Otherwise

In addition to the non-cash items listed on our donations page, we also accept cash donations via Philanthropic Ventures Fund.  Donations allow us to provide scholarships for students interested in extra-curricular activities, fun monthly activities, and field trips for mentoring matches.  To make a cash donation:

  • Go to Philanthropic Ventures Foundation donations page
  • Click the  Affinity Program  button for program designation Then make sure to type  Mentoring For Success  in the further designation box at the bottom to insure that the gift is properly allocated to our youth. THANK YOU!

Winter Newsletter Is Now Online

Learn what's going on in our program including: Mentoring Tips, Activities and Match Spotlight. 

Mentoring Thrives at Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary

Emily Wade-Thompson, former Principal, and Kimm Waller Ware, School Social Worker, are two SFUSD employees who model how to develop a culture of caring and mentorship into a school’s community. Read story.

 

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