Category Archive: BLOG

Feb
05

2016 National Mentoring Summit

Together with 1,000 other mentoring professionals, I attended last week’s National Mentoring Summit in Washington DC.  Connection, Growth, and Opportunity led the theme of the Summit. The National Mentoring Partnership MENTOR does an excellent job in "creating a forum to elevate effective and innovative practices, spotlight partnerships, share new research and increase capacity to connect …

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Jan
29

Love Is in the Air at North High School!

This week at North High School students learned the importance of loving ourselves and identifying things in life that drain us of happiness. Students worked on a project called, “Love Cups”  this activity helps students began to think about their happiness level as something they have control of. We spent two days working on a …

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Jan
26

Speed Dating at Lincoln

Lincoln is back in full swing as all the students are settling back in from Winter break! As we entered second semester we always try to get a good jump on grades, this year the mentors thought it would be a great idea to run an activity so everyone can start bonding with someone different …

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Jan
15

Identifying Personal Road Blocks and Detours, Scott Carpenter Middle School

This was the first full week back to school and it was a busy week for us! We worked on Personal Road Blocks and Detours. We were divided into groups and each person took their turn trying to drive through the roadblock while having the blind fold on. It was interesting what their comments were …

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Jan
08

Welcome Back West Leaders!

Many students finished the first semester strong, some found solace in having someone supporting them to build up their academic work,  while a few others have struggled to find ways to build build up the self determination to build themselves up. As a result, many students returned in their second semester with a new sense …

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Dec
18

Ranum Middle School Love Cups

The week started off strong with a great documentary on Mentor Monday. The focus of the documentary was on two people from a small island off the coast of Colombia. One has been a fisherman his whole life, the other is a 10 year old boy contemplating his future. Not many people make it off …

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Dec
11

Wrapping Up the Semester at Shaw Heights

As we approach the end of the semester the YESS students at Shaw have been busy. A few students were rewarded with a Denver Nuggets game. On November 20th, one mentee and four mentors were able to enjoy a night of fun at the Pepsi center for the Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns game. In …

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Dec
04

What Is the Achievement Gap?

Rocky Mountain PBS just completed its four part series Standing in the Gap on Channel 6 focusing on the Achievement Gap in Denver Public Schools.   Standing in the Gap looks at the re-segregation of Denver Public Schools twenty years after the end of federally mandated busing.  The series highlights the staggering achievement gap that …

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Dec
01

Giving Thanks at North High School

On November 20th, students at North High School were able to sit down in their Mentor/Mentee pairs and celebrate and give thanks!  YESS students, staff members and North faculty came together to eat turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie, among other traditional delights. Since many students don’t celebrate with traditional Thanksgiving food …

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Nov
13

Update From Lincoln High School

This month has been off to a great start over here at Abraham Lincoln High School! As the mentors and the mentees are continuing to get to know each other and developing a bond we are putting together team building activities to build a much larger foundation. The mentors are really taking the responsibility for …

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