Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead with Mentor Kenosha & Racine. WGTD's Education Matters' (91.1 FM) 12/08/07 program featuring Mentor Kenosha & Racine has been archieved. You can connect to it at the following link. It is a wonderful opportunity to hear UW-Parkside student, Channel McClellan speak about her expereince as a mentee and as a mentor.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Mentor Kenosha-Racine on the Radio

Mark Gesner, Ann Pratt and Channel McClellan, UW-Parkside Mentor/Mentee were guests of Dwayne Olson on WDGT (91.9) FM Education Matters on Saturday, December 8, 2007. The upcoming "A Campaign for Mentoring: Leading Pracites in Program Development Conference was the topic of the show. You can listen to an archieved version of the show on the WDGT web site.

Kenosha News featured the Conference on December 6, 2007: "First-of-its-kind conference seeks mentors for youth."

Readers were also informed of the Conference in the December 7, 2007 edition of the Racine Journal Times.

Welcome Ann!

We want to welcome Ann Pratt to Mentor Kenosha-Racine. Ann is a VISTA Member and will be helping to advance the goals of Mentor Kenosha-Racine. Ann's background is in Social Work. She is excited about the opportunity to work with the mentoring community that is being created by Mentor Kenosha-Racine.

Kristina Gomez will be completing her VISTA service with Mentor Kenosha-Racine. You will have the opportunity to say good bye to her at "A Campaign for Mentoring: Leading Practices in program Development Conference on December 14, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Campaign for Mentoring: Leading Practices in Program Management

Join regional leaders in the mentoring movement as they come together for a conference entitled: "A Campaign for Mentoring: Leading Practices in Program Development." Whether you are an experienced mentor services provider or new to the mentoring field this exciting conference will provide useful resources and training in the areas of energizing and retaining mentors, mentor training, cultural competency issues for mentors, how to start a mentoring program, and more. Keynote speaker Joellen Gonder-Spacek, a national leader in the mentoring field, will provide an overview of recent mentoring developments in the United States and she will focus on the social return on investment of youth mentoring programs. The half day conference, which will also be the kickoff for a regional mentoring campaign, will be held on Friday, December 14 at the Trefoil Oaks Conference Center in Racine, WI. For more information or to register go to or contact Felicia Stallworth at or (262) 595-2312.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Mentor Kenosha-Racine Update

It has been a busy week in the life of Mentor Kenosha-Racine. I am sure everyone is eagerly awaiting the finalization of the Mentor Kenosha-Racine website, I certainly am! I will post a link for everyone to view as soon as the site is completed (by the end of this week).
Remember those mentoring program criteria we poured over for hours? Well, you can now preview the survey I created:
This link will be sent in an email as well.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mentor Kenosha & Racine: A Name and A Logo

It's official! The Mentoring project will henceforth be known as "Mentor Kenosha & Racine". Check out our logo!

Coming Soon....

The Mentoring project, currently going by the name MENTOR Kenosha~Racine will soon have a webpage on UW-Parkside's Center for Community Partnerships site. Stay on the lookout! I'll post the link as soon as the page is created.