MESSAGE TO MENTORS
Week of May 25, 2020
We made it to the end of the school year!
We are looking forward to celebrating you!
Thank you for all you have done for our students and out community! The world is a better place because of you.
Begging one last request as we transition into summer. Please take the below mentor questionnaire to give us important information about your next steps with OHuddle and details about our end of year gift to you. Since we need every mentor's feedback, by taking the survey you will save our Site Coordinators a call to you. Thank you and happy summer!
What's been happening this week:
Were you able to check out our recent episode of the Good News News on Facebook?
Follow along as Board Member Matt Beres interviews Fox 8 News talent Leeann Miller as she talks about her experience with mentorship.
Would you like to film a Good News News segment with us? Contact Heather Warner at for details!
OHuddle finished its 5th week of creating and distributing screen free kits to our mentees to close out the school year. In all, we created 3800 kits in partnership with a variety of agencies and businesses. Thanks to all of those who helped us to assemble these beloved activity bags!
Many thanks to all of those who have assisted OHuddle with our many needs during break. We will continue to call upon volunteers who have signed up for our volunteer covid tasks. The volunteer button is located to the right. At this time, when volunteering, please be sure to continue to follow the safety measures below.
Safety measures for our volunteers.
OHuddle will follow evolving safety guidelines from the state and CDC. Here are the requirements for mentors who might be meeting with OHuddle in person or volunteering to help in the community via OHuddle:
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
All staff and volunteers should wear face coverings.
Temperatures may be taken for reporting volunteers.
Please sit or stand 6 feet away from others.
Please don't report if you feel ill.
WHAT WE WILL DO:
Sanitize and stagger meeting spaces.
Alert you to the nearest hand washing station.
Provide PPE if needed.
What to expect in future service
As we continue to plan for resuming in-person service with our mentees, our goal is to communicate as clearly as possible with you regarding next steps. Here's what we know so far:
Summer Leadership Camp and the Golden Circle Field Trips are now cancelled for the year. We intend to invite a larger cohort of students to participate in the next cycle so that we can impact as many youth as possible.
OHuddle mentorship service will resume in the fall and will accommodate the time that students are in the building (there may be changes to the regular school schedule and OHuddle will incorporate these changes into our new practice).
Ministry service is likely to relaunch after the 2020-21 school year is well underway.
We will continue to check in with you and with our students on an intermittent basis through the summer and will forward your correspondence to them. We will keep you abreast of opportunities to connect that may arise through the next several months. Your Site Coordinators will provide you with additional details in future weeks.
Thank you for your patience as we plan for your future face to face relationships with safety in mind. We will continue to connect with you and our students remotely as these systems develop.
THIS WEEK'S ASSET:
Through the summer, we will continue to focus on internal assets including planning and decision making, interpersonal competence, cultural competence, and decision making. Conflict resolution is key during this season. We want to acknowledge that individuals living in a household may have differences. It is helpful to contemplate the following questions in letters or correspondence to your youth: When people don’t agree, how should they work to solve the problem?" Think about encouraging your student to get creative in problem solving.
See guidance below for highlighting this asset.