Archive for June, 2010

College Logo T-Shirt Project

June 11, 2010

The Tehama County Mentoring Program is a proud member of the Expect More Tehama Campaign,  a local movement to promote Higher Education through Higher Expectations. As such, we are the home office for a fun and creative project to promote higher education in 8th grade classrooms: The College Logo T-shirt Project!

This fall, each and every 8th grade student in Tehama County will receive a new college logo t-shirt. With classrooms of students all sporting shirts from across the country, a very powerful visual message will be sent: the possibilties for higher education are vast!

But we need the help of our community. Our goal of 650 t-shirts is a tall order.  But we are an industrious and generous community. Please consider donating a t-shirt or two from your favorite college or university. We accept new t-shirts from all schools across the country, both two year and four year. The greatest need is size medium, but all sizes are accepted.

Shirts may be mailed or dropped off at the Tehama County Mentoring Program, located within the Tehama County Department of Education, at 1135 Lincoln St in Red Bluff. All contributions are appreciated!

Supporting Mentors

June 7, 2010

Mentoring does not have to be done in isolation! Although the crux of a mentoring relationship is one to one time between a mentor and mentee, support is always available to mentors through the Coordiantor and peer support. Mentors in the Tehama County Mentoring Program have an opportunity to meet once a month for mutual support and discussion.  Mentor Gatherings are on the second Wednesday of each month at the Department of Education. A meal is served and training topics are occasionally covered. This is a great way to share ideas, discuss best practices and  find resources for mentee activities.