I’m super excited to begin mentoring at the end of the month. I’ve signed up through a local organization in Charleston and will mentor a sixth grade girl. I have to admit, I’m a little nervous! What if I don’t know what to talk about or if she doesn’t feel like she can talk to me. I’m probably more nervous than her, but I really want both of us to get something out of this relationship.
I’ve started researching ideas of things to do or talk about on a weekly basis, but haven’t found a lot of great material. The first week I plan to bring a stack of magazines and have us cut out some of our favorite things to create a “me board” for us to share with each other. I haven’t done something like this in ages and think it will be a casual, comfortable way to get connected.
I would LOVE anyone who has experience with this to send ideas. Teachers, mentors, or just creatives I’m all ears! Stay tuned for updates after I meet my “mentee!”
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