4C Coalition
MENTOR MINUTE                                     

How are all of you AMAZING mentors doing this rainy Monday Afternoon? Hopefully great!  Looks like we have to deal with this cold weather just a little bit longer...According to Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil we are in for six more weeks of winter! Groundhog Day 2015:

Mentors Please don't forget  Mentor Logs are due for all matches at the end of every month - Please submit your January Mentor Logs ASAP, Thanks to those who sent them already! :)  Note: If you are matched with more than one Mentee, a separate Log must be filled out for each Mentee each month. (Click to download Mentor Log)
Highlights to check out in this Mentor Minute:
  • Group Mentoring starts back up this week! Check out the group schedules for more information! All Mentors (Matched & Unmatched) are invited to these groups but please RSVP!  3 Locations!
  • List of Free & almost Free things to do in Seattle!

Have a great month with your mentee! As always, Let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

Your SYVPI Mentor Coordinator,  Olivia Ford

@ Yesler Community Center
Tuesday FEB 3rd
Tuesday FEB 10th
Tuesday FEB 24th

@ Rainier Beach CC
Wednesday FEB 4th
Wednesday FEB 11th
Wednesday FEB 18th
Wednesday FEB 25th
@ SW Teen Life Center
Thursday FEB 5th
Thursday FEB 12th
Thursday FEB 19th
Thursday FEB 26th

March 2015- TBA
New Mentor Training

Welcome, New Mentors!

* Josephus T.

* Angela M.

* Christopher R.


We hold monthly New Mentor Trainings for those interested in becoming a mentor! if you know anyone please pass along this information! :)


Our Next

New Mentor Training is:

Saturday,Feb 21st 2015

10:00am - 4:30pm

at Mt Baker Presbyterian Church

3201 Hunter Blvd South

Seattle, WA 98144

(Please call to register)


***If you are receiving this email you have already completed this training. This is for those who'd like to become a mentor.

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Things to Do with your Mentee in Seattle         

Here are some Ideas of things to Do with your Mentee!


Outdoor Activities

1. Attend a Community or neighborhood festival

2. Go Fishing

3. Plan a Picnic

4. Go on a Ferry ride, Vashon 15 Mins, Bainbridge 35 Mins

5. Go on a Bike ride through downtown Rent bikes


Indoor Activities

1. Play a board game

2. Make a scrapbook together

3. Cook a meal together or attend a community kitchen

4. Go to a gym and workout together

5. Design and paint a mural together

6. Create a Time capsule & Bury it 


Walking Neighborhoods & Parks

1. Pioneer Square Art Walk

2. Take a day hike- Mt Si, Camp Long, Rattlesnake Ridge, Discovery Park

3. Climb the water tower at Volunteer Park 

4. Olympic Sculpture Park

5. Pike Place Market & The Gum Wall

6. Fly a Kite at Gasworks Park

7. Take a trip to Snoqualmie falls


Employment & Education

1. Help your youth write their resume

2. Give your youth a tour of your job

3. Help you youth with a  research project

4. Attend a Home Depot workshop

5. Attend a college campus tour  


1. Seattle Asian Art Museum  Free 1st Thurs & 1st Sat

2. Seattle Art Museum Free 1st Thursday 

3. Frye Art Museum -always free

4. Bellevue Art's Museum- free 1st Fridays  

5. EMP-Free 1st Thursday 

6. African American Museum Free 1st & 3rd Thursday

7. Museum of Flight Free 1st Thursday 5-9pm

8. Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Free 1st Thursday, Extended hours 

9. Coast Guard Museum on Pier 36 Always free

10.Museum of History and Industry Free 1st Thursday, Extended hours 

11.Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Free 1st Thurs & 2nd Sat


**Check out This online book for more great ideas: 100 Ideas to use when mentoring Youth: Activities and Conversations to Help Your Mentees Excel

Ladies Group MLK Day success!                        

Thanks to those who joined us on MLK Day for our first Ladies Group!

The Ladies had a great time cooking breakfast,  creating Dream & Goal boards and attending the MLK March ! We Marched 3.5 Miles together!!

Ladies group will meet again in March!  



(Left To Right: Olivia, Alejianna, Da'Johna, March Line, Kamia, Precious, Noel

Bottom: Imanii, Kamia, Darius) 

Our Mentoring Programs & Groups

ONE-on-ONE Mentoring At Risk Youth

Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative  (SYVPI)

The Mission of  SYVPI  is to prevent and reduce youth violence which has disproportionately affected communities of color in Seattle, through coordinated, accountable community mobilization to identify youth at risk of perpetuating or being victim of violence and connect them with needed support in reaching their full potential.
  • Youth Ages 12-17  that live or go to school in Central, Southeast, and Southwest Seattle neighborhoods are  matched one on one with a mentor who helps them realize alternatives to destructive behaviors .Mentors assist and encourage youth to fulfill the goals they have set for: education, vocation and drug/alcohol free lifestyle .

    ONE-on-ONE Mentoring Court Involved Youth

    King County Juvenile Courts

    Youth ages 13-18 who are 4-6 Months from completing probation and have been assessed as low-high moderate risk to re-offend are eligible for a mentor. Youth is matched one- on- one with a mentor who helps them realize alternatives to destructive behaviors. The mentor acts as a role model and supports the youth as they navigate the court system, drug court and back to the community.


    4C Coalition Ladies Group 

    The purpose of this group is to provide a safe environment where young ladies 13-17 years old can come together, express themselves & connect with others. Participants will do various themed activities together and have time to discuss issues that are relevant in their lives. Ladies groups are interactive, Ladies will play games, do activities, service projects, and go on outings together. Ladies group meets every other month.(Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov) 


    POP GROUP Mentoring

    Group Mentoring is a year-round culturally-based academic group. These groups use the Pen or Pencil (POP) mentoring enhancement curriculum created by the National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ).   Mentors assist in inspiring critical thinking, skills development, and activism by youth to choose the road away from prison and jail and towards a quality education.    POP integrates the resilience, youth leadership, self determination, and lessons learned from little and well-known persons and stories of civil rights and Underground Railroad history . 

    Center City Initiative

    One of the goals for the Center City Initiative is to work with low-income and supported housing providers to develop strategies to improve public safety and site security around the affordable housing they own or manage. Roving Mentors also is committed to supporting our youth to protect public safety and getting young people engaged and off the streets!
    If you, or someone you know would like to  Be a mentor, or Needs a Mentor
     Please contact us at:

    (206) 568-0391  or  www.the4Ccoalition.org