KBUG – Thanking our Mentors / Recruiting more!

KBUG Thank Yous

A big thank you to all of our Mentors this year, who took time out of their busy schedules to participate in a relationship that was very risky and most likely very difficult.  Yet, they all kept at it.

A new break-through:  We will set up a time in a computer lab for mentees to work on their technology portfolios over the summer with me in a computer lab TBD.  Mentors will be invited, but it won’t be mandatory that they attend—only the mentees. Look for the invitations to the mentees to come out June 25th for two computer lab dates in summer.

Some mentors have asked about meeting their mentees next year.  The short answer is that the mentor and your mentee will decide a meeting place, the time, and the day of the week. The long answer is as follows:  We will discuss what veteran mentors have already worked out at the June 25th meeting/celebration.

Special shout-out to Becky Tan and Adrienne Zeigler for offering their homes for mentors to meet.  Both have gone out of their way to support the mentors.  Thanks.


Opportunity to Become a KBUG Mentor

To all the potential mentors for 2017, here is a feedback letter from one of our mentors this year.  I hope to have the dates for training, but it will be sometime in late August.

“I just want to check in & share with you that my mentees and I had a busy yet fun year. We’ve discussed our meetings for next school year & I’ll be checking in with each of them this summer. We’re planning to meet in early fall.  I had an opportunity to invite my mentees to a play. Afterwards, we had pizza & cake at my house. My family was there too. We had a nice ending to our mentor meetings for this school year.  Overall, I feel truly grateful to KBUG for the opportunity of getting to know these wonderful young women.”

Not everyone experiences this kind of success, but it is possible.  If you are interested, send an email to:   dayla.sims71@gmail.com    I will email you the information about the training within the next few weeks.  As you know we will need 21 mentors.