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When you think Venn diagrams, what comes to mind?
How about forming a meaningful relationship with the student or mentee you’re serving?
This month’s strategy offers an innovative way for tutors, mentors and their students/mentees to use Venn diagrams to get to know one another, and to even track the development of their relationship and one another’s personal growth.
The strategy was contributed to the America Learns Network by Adrienne Dubiecki, the Academic Mentoring Program Manager with Children Uniting Nations/mPLAY (the Mentoring Partnership for Los Angeles Youth).
More About Adrienne
Adrienne (in blue) with mPLAY mentors.
Adrienne, who earned an MSW from UC Berkeley, told us that she came to CUN/mPLAY earlier this year because she was "immediately drawn to their mission of providing mentors to youth in the foster care system, and the school-based program in particular. I love being in the position of bringing caring adults into the lives of children, especially those in our program who often lack stability in their lives."
She used this particular strategy with a group of mentors and mentees in one of mPLAY’s Saturday School programs on the first day that everyone met. "It was such a success that I now incorporate it into the handouts that all mentors get before they are matched," she said.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU VENN DIAGRAMS
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