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Fall 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to AIM's Quarterly Newsletter: AIM High

This newsletter will be our way of communicating all of the exciting things happening with All In Mentoring to our donors, supporters, mentors, and families. We have already seen so many positive impacts of mentoring, and we are just getting started! We look forward to seeing what the future holds, and we hope you join us in this journey.

Our Story: All In Mentoring

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Pictured Left to Right are Board Members, Jim Lee, Kristin Vowell, and Melinda Pitt; Executive Director, Kori Chamberlin; Board President, Dan McKenzie, and Board Member, Stacey Reichert.

The Waverly Mentoring Steering Committee was formed and held its first meeting on March 2, 2021. Over the next three months, the steering committee refined the scope and goals of a local mentoring agency, decided on an agency name, developed its vision and mission statements, created a logo and developed a plan to address funding and operations. The committee formally organized All In Mentoring and elected its first Board of Directors on June 29, 2021. In November of 2021, AIM hired its first Executive Director, Kori Chamberlin. On February 10, 2022, AIM initiated its first two matches. At this point, we have 25 matches meeting in schools across the Waverly-Shell Rock area.

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Pictured L to R: Board Member, Stacey Reichert; President-Elect, Erin Bird; Executive Director, Kori Chamberlin; Secretary, Haylie Krumwiede.

Our First Hosted Event

As part of our program's current guidelines, all contact between mentees and mentors is to be done at the child's school or at an AIM-hosted event. Over the summer, AIM held a match event at Kohlmann Park to allow matches to see each other and connect. It was heartwarming to see all of the smiles, hugs and excitement as the matches greeted each other. Matches enjoyed a photo scavenger hunt, played group games, and ate a meal together. AIM hopes to continue to host a summer event every year as a way to allow matches to reconnect throughout the summer and have the opportunity to meet outside of the school setting.

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Workshop: Goal Setting with Your Mentee

AIM's Director, Kori Chamberlin, hosted a post-match mentor workshop on goal setting on November 17. Using tools from Education Northwest, mentors learned about the importance of goal setting, how to use a mentee's strengths to help them form goals and specific activities to do with their mentees to keep goal setting age-appropriate and fun. Mentors gained knowledge and enjoyed networking with each other.

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Upcoming Events

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Christmas on Main

AIM will be participating in Waverly's Christmas on Main on December 8. AIM will be located at The Mixing Bowl, handing out hot chocolate. Come see us!

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Krumwiede Light Display

AIM is honored to be chosen at one of several nonprofits to receive donations at the Krumwiede Light Display. On December 16th, ALL donations at Krumwiede's Light Display will be given to All In Mentoring. Drive by with the family and support AIM!

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Mentor Panel

Former and current mentors, along with former mentoring program staff members, will be on a panel to answer questions regarding mentoring, common hurdles, etc. ODate and time will be shared on AIM's social media. Open to all current mentors and the public!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who does AIM serve?

AIM serves kids who are referred by their school or whose parents enroll them in the program. We have no eligibility requirements other than that they be in grades Kindergarten-6th grade when they start. Kids in our program come from a variety of backgrounds and are referred for a variety of needs: some are struggling socially with their peers, some come from single parent homes, some have low self-esteem, and some just need another positive adult in their life.

What does it take to be a mentor?

Our “AIM” is for all of our mentors to reflect our four core values (caring, genuine, committed, and respectful), in hopes they will pass those values on to their student match. A mentor is to serve as a supporter, friend, and role model to their assigned mentee. AIM mentors undergo background checks, are thoroughly interviewed, and are continually supported to help them make the most of their time with their match.

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