Archive for May, 2010

Summer Activities Scheduled!

May 24, 2010

There’s no chance to get bored this summer in the Tehama County Mentoring Program. Back by popular demand are two of our most loved summertime activities: scrapbooking and a trip to a Chico Outlaws baseball game.

Scrapbooking, sponsored by the Tehama County Police Activities League in cooperation with the Mentoring Program, starts Wednesday June 16 at the Corning Family Resource Center (old kindergarten building at West Street School) and continues each Wednesday from 9am-12pm through August 18.

In Red Bluff, scrapbooking classes run every Thursday starting July 1 through August 5 from 9am-12:00pm at the Tehama County Department of Education, 1135 Lincoln Street.

Participants need only bring photos and other mementos to add to their books. All other supplies provided.

June 28 marks the Tehama County Mentoring Program’s 5th annual summer trip to Chico to see a Chico Outlaws baseball game. This year the Outlaws have a female knuckleballer from Japan, Eri Yoshida. The team will play the Orange County Flyers. We’ll be attending on team photo night, so make sure to bring your cameras. Outlaw players will be available for photos with the kids after the game—perfect for scrapbooking!

For more information on any of these activities, please call 530. 528-7358


Building Assets in our Youth

May 13, 2010

The Tehama County Mentoring Program uses the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets as a guide for its work in youth development. The Assets are a fundamental part of our mentor training and are a good guide for mentors and staff alike to periodically check in on as we develop relationships with the mentees.

We will  feature an Asset in this blog from time to time to spur discussion and contemplation on how we can more fully develop the assets of our young people.

Today’s Asset is #25: Reading for Pleasure| “Child enjoys and engages in reading for fun most days of the week”

Summer is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect time for students to expose themselves to new authors and genres. Mentors can encourage this by reading a book with their mentees and scheduling times to discuss it. They can also facilitate a mentee getting a library card and utilizing local library services. Mentees of all ages enjoy outings to bookstores. Young students enjoy storytimes done in the children’s department. Older mentees may enjoy just hanging out and discussing books at the bookstore cafe. Regardless, a visit to a bookstore sends a message that reading is important. It also provides an important opportunity for young people to leisurely explore the wide varieties of titles just waiting to be read.