Activities You Can DO
“There are 6.7 million 16-24-year-olds who are disconnected from school and work. P
revious research has shown that, despite many challenges, opportunity for youth remain hopeful for their futures. Developing
relationships with caring and supportive adults through mentoring is a key tool through which we can help these young people achieve their dreams."
Activity: Show and Tell -
You and your student can both bring in photos or items that have a special meaning and share them with one another. (Ask them a week in advance to bring in their picture)
"Regardless of income level, studies show that teens grew intellectually, inter-personally, and emotionally from supportive mentors. For example, most reported they were better planners, organizers, and problem-solvers. And they grew in self-
and self-awareness.” (Psychology Today)
Activity: “Go on a trip!”
Not really of course, but choose a place you have always wanted to visit (Fiji, Greece, Disney World) find pictures and fun facts in magazines, books and online. When is the best time to go? What do you want see while you are there? Then make your own scrapbook or travelers guide. A great way to explore and learn geography!