We started the week off at SCMC's Fall Into Health event on Monday. We had a great time updating our friends, neighbors, and supporters about our program. It was great fun engaging some new faces with a "Healthy Kids Jeopardy" game. Thank you to all of those who came out to help at our table and thank you to all of those who stopped by to visit with us! It takes a village to make this thing called mentoring work!
On Tuesday, our Board Member, Algene Larson, spoke about our program at the Women of the ELCA-Glacial Ridge Conference. We appreciate Algene's continual support and the Women of the ELCA who will be donating a 1/4 of their offering to make sure the kids in Stevens County have access to positive, caring mentors.
This week we have continued planning for our upcoming events. We will be participating in the Parade of Lights again this year. We are currently seeking Kinship kids, parents, and mentors to join us in walking/riding in the parade the evening of Nov. 16th. We will also be holding a Parade Prep Party on Nov. 4th from 1 to 3pm if anyone is interested in helping they should contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 1st. In addition, on Nov. 16th we will be participating in Give to the Max Day! This year our goal is to raise $10,000--but, we are already half way there with a donor challenge of $5,000 from a generous local donor. We are still collecting "Why Mentoring" photos to help with our campaign. We are asking our supporters to make a sign that says in 5 words or less why you support mentoring and send us a photo of yourself holding the sign as pictured here. Photos can be emailed to email@example.com.
The most important and exciting part of the week has been our newest mentoring match! It was so much fun at our "match meeting" with Nikki and Ariana. They have big plans to go to the library, go swimming, and the park together! Their excitement was contagious.
Lastly, we currently seeking mentors (males) for our two young men who are waiting!
Waiting Kid Profiles:
-Aurelius is a very smart eight year old boy who lives in Morris. He is the big brother to two younger sisters. He enjoys spending time with his mom, dad, and sisters. He enjoys reading, watching movies (Harry Potter and Star Wars are some favorites), playing video games, board games, chess, soccer, and going to the park. He is seeking a mentor who is patient, likes to read, play chess and/or soccer, and can help him grow socially.
-Matthew is a very friendly and active eleven year old young man who lives in Morris. He is an excellent big brother who loves spending time with his friends and family. He enjoys science, building things, playing video games, cooking, eating, playing outside, climbing, basketball, and listening to music. He is very excited to find a mentor who is active, patient, and willing to try new things with him.
Complete a mentor application today at www.rusckinship.org!
Until Next Week,
"Why Mentoring" Sample":
Meet Nikki & Ari!