Friday, March 23, 2012

Parent & Mentor Mixer

Thanks to Take Stock in Children and willing community members, most of the Dreamers have dedicated mentors who meet with them on a regular basis. Some of the Dreamers have been with the same mentor for years and have developed meaningful relationships with them! Because the Dreamers are the core focus of the I Have A Dream organization, it is very important for the main adults in their lives to meet and develop a relationship of their own: the parents and the mentors.

The Parent & Mentor Mixer was held at Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School. Here, Dreamers, parents, and mentors came together and laughed over great food and conversation! After the introductions, the evening took off with a very FUN trivia game. The game asked various questions about the Dreamers (e.g. favorite color; top choice for college; hobbies; etc) in which the parents and mentors had to figure out which Dreamer the responses matched. It was a nice and fun way to test how much each parent and mentor knew about their Dreamer. Most importantly, the parents and mentors had the opportunity to get to know one another. At the end, parents had to state 3 things they learned about their child's mentor. It was very nice to see them interacting!

THANK YOU to all the parents and mentors who attended this event!! You guys are AWESOME!!!

Trivia Game begins!

The Smith Family & Martinique (mentor)

Patricia (mentor) & the Spells Family

Simon (mentor) & the Cruz Family

Greg (mentor), Malik,  and his mom (Ms. Johnson)

Jennifer (mentor), Estrella, her mom (Ms. Ulces)

Mentor(n): an experienced and trusted friend and adviser
"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." {John C. Crosby}

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