How to Help Your Mentee Through the Summer
June, July, and August represent a wonderful opportunity to recharge your batteries and break away from the weekly mentoring routine. Volunteers and students often return in September with new verve and closeness. However, some students balk at summer break. They often miss their mentors! You have 2 options to help your mentee:
1) Summer lunch at HMK
Meet with your mentee to eat school lunch ($4) or bring your own. Students eat FREE! This is a great way to catch up and plan all that you’re going to do together in the coming year. Discussing the future like this can give kids a lot of hope. Summer lunch schedule:
June 5 through June 30 (no lunch in July this year)
Monday through Friday, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
HMK Elementary School Cafeteria (505 N. MiVida Dr.)
Please complete a log entry (with date, time, and activities) if you choose to meet your mentee for lunch. Submit it in September.
2) Send updates the old fashioned way – via mail!
Who doesn’t love to get a letter or an unexpected package in the mail? Opening up a surprise envelope, especially one emblazoned with the return address of a caring friend, is the best. Even a postcard can remind your mentee that you’re thinking about him or her. To take advantage, call or email us before June 10th. We can provide your mentee’s mailing address.
Mail a card, photos, a word search, a postcard, or a standard letter once or twice during your summer, from wherever you happen to be. Your mentee will feel special, it will help your bond grow during this break, and it will kindle optimism to see you again.