January was National Mentoring Month

To recognize our mentors for National Mentoring Month, we had a Mentor Appreciation party on January 20. Food was involved of course and lots of interesting conversation. Thanks to those who were able to join us. Also for National Mentoring Month, as a member of the Bay Area Mentoring Association we were awarded complimentary tickets…

Where Are They Now?

We often wonder what happened to former students that were tutored or mentored through our program over the years.  If you keep in touch with a student that you mentored or tutored, we’d be interested to hear what they’re doing and where they are now.  We can interview you and/or your former student to capture…

Mythbusters

Myth: “Students in Mountain View and Los Altos don’t need any help, they’re all from affluent families.” Mythbuster Tip:  Despite the fact that Mountain View and Los Altos are generally well-off communities, our school districts also educate an underserved, economically disadvantaged segment of the population.  For example, 56% of students at Alta Vista High School…

Wisdom From Our Mentored Students

We asked our mentees, “What have you learned from your mentor?”  Here are some of their responses: “If I want to achieve my goal for the future to never give up no matter the challenges.” “Your past doesn’t define you. Your past doesn’t control your future, you do.” “Do not worry about the labels instead…

A Fine Evening for a Picnic

Almost 50 Mentor Tutor Connection volunteers, donors, administrators, staff and Board Members gathered on Monday, September 15, at the home of Bart Nelson to usher in the school year.   As guests mingled in the spacious backyard enjoying beverages, appetizers, and conversation, it was clear that excitement was in the air. MTC Board Chair, Sally Meadows,…