Monday, March 29, 2010

March's Mentor of the Month!

During the past two years, Mark Wienke has done a lot to make sure that his mentee succeeds both personally and academically. In the beginning, Mark’s mentee was very shy, had low reading skills, and struggled with family issues. Mark demonstrated his care and dedication to his mentee in more ways than one. He showed a vested interest in all aspects of his mentee’s life; he listened, found creative ways to improve his reading comprehension, and expressed a sincere interest in his drawings. As an architect, Mark was able to help his mentee develop his skills as an artist. Mark even helped him win the drawing contest with the Mentor Program last year!

Not only his mentee’s reading level greatly improved, but he even enjoys reading, and is a happier, more outgoing student. Mark was extremely encouraging and supportive of his mentee when he started a landscaping club at McKinley Elementary. This has shown great development in character with Mark’s mentee. Beyond this, Mark has taught him the importance of honesty, sportsmanship, and courtesy. Thank you for all you do Mark!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Snapshots from Gina's!

So here are a few pictures from the last trip to Gina's, our wonderful hostess and mosaic art teacher. Enjoy!!
Cody and her mentee
Kanta and her mentee


Such a great start!!! So cool!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Art Series #2: "Hallmark Holidays"

Part One: March's "Egg"cellent Event!

Join us for an early evening event at Alameda Park (area next to Kid's World playground) on Wednesday, March 24th from 5 to 6:30 PM. In celebration of Spring and new beginnings, we'll decorate hard-boiled eggs for you and your mentees to take home.

Don't worry, come hungry! We'll have pizza and water for you all too, so make sure and RSVP! RSVP no later than 5 PM on Saturday, March 20th.

Also...we'll have a little egg hunt too! There will be plastic eggs hidden around the area at the park and the kids can find little prizes inside! Some will be more special than others, but still, it'll be fun and remind us all about the small joys in life. But shhh!!! Keep this part a secret! Then they won't be looking for them right when they get there.

Alameda Park
Micheltorena St. between Garden and Santa Barbara St.

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Hope you can join us!!
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