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January 2020

National Mentoring Month

January 1 - January 31
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January is National Mentoring Month! This month, Affinity will reflect on the incredible growth of the mentoring movement, recognize the real life mentoring relationships that form and thrive each day, and offer opportunities to thank the mentors who inspired us. Join us in celebrating #NationalMentoringMonth: #IAmAMentor | A day for volunteer mentors to celebrate their role and reflect on the ways mentees have enhanced their world. Share your mentoring story on Facebook or LinkedIn and tag Affinity! #iMentoratAffinity International Mentoring…

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Mentoring Appreciation Night

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Listening Room, 123 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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January is National Mentoring Month, and we will be celebrating our amazing mentors, community partners, and supporters for all that you do to support our students. The time that you set aside to invest in a students' life is beyond words. We are truly thankful for all of your efforts. Please join us for appetizers, drinks, and conversation about your connection to Affinity and your experience. Tickets are free for mentors, volunteers, board members, partners, and donors. There is $20…

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February 2020

Learning and Growing Together Series

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mars Hill Bible Church, 3501 Fairlanes Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418 United States
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We encourage all current mentors to participate in this 3-hour diversity and inclusion training. The workshop will help mentors focus on breaking cultural barriers, unintentional bias, healing racism, and cross cultural communication. A meal will be provided for this training. Training is for those who will be mentors during the 2019-2020 school year. Sign up for training here!

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March 2020

Burton Special Reader Day

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Burton Elementary School, 2133 Buchanan Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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This is an annual event to celebrate literacy, reading month, and the power of storytelling. In partnership with GRPS and KSSN, we are inviting special guest readers to read a book (of your choosing or from our library). Individuals from all backgrounds are welcome and we're hoping to get a diverse group of readers (books can be read in English or Spanish). Special readers sign up for a 45 minute time slot between 9a-3p. There's no additional screening, special readers check in at the main office and will be escorted to a classroom. This…

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No School

March 6
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Grand Rapids Public Schools are closed on March 6.

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April 2020

No School – Spring Break

April 3 - April 10
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Grand Rapids Public Schools are closed for Spring Break. We will reopen on April 8.

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Experience Affinity Mentoring: Better Together 2020

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
High Five GR, 19 La Grave Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Experience Affinity. Meet our students, mentors, and community partners. You’ll experience Affinity and see we’re Better Together. Come join us Wednesday, April 29, 2020 and experience the dynamic and delectable pairings Affinity Mentoring has to offer. Drinks and a silent auction will begin at 6:00pm, followed by dinner and program.  The evening will include: - stories of impact from our mentor matches - a fun, interactive networking hour with appetizers and drinks - a relaxing ambiance at the new High Five GR located in downtown…

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May 2020

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4 - May 8
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Join us in recognizing and celebrating the teachers at our partner schools during National Teacher Appreciation week.

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Last Week of Mentoring for the 2019-2020 School Year

May 11 - May 15
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Burton School Carnival [and End of Year Celebration]

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Burton Elementary School, 2133 Buchanan Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Every year Burton holds their annual school carnival and it is the biggest fundraiser of the year. Instead of holding two separate spring events, we believe that joining together is one of the most tangible ways that we at Affinity can support our Burton students and staff all while having fun!  There will be typical carnival games such as duck pond, lizard lounge, and bottle toss, and we will also have bounce houses, a fire truck, a photo booth and much more. Each mentor…

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