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August 2019

Training for New Mentors [Gordon Food Service Employees Only]

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - August 28 @ 2:30 pm
Gordon Food Service Home Office, 1300 Gezon Pkwy SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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This pre-match training is designed to equip new mentors with the skills and knowledge needed to have a begin mentoring relationship with a student. Required for new mentors. This session is open only to Gordon Food Service Employees. This training session will be held on Tuesday AND Wednesday, August 27 and 28 from 1:00p-2:30p at Gordon Food Service. BOTH days in this session must be attended. Applicants may register for training by clicking here.

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September 2019

No School – Labor Day

September 2
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Grand Rapids Public Schools, Godfrey-Lee Public Schools,  as well as the Mentor Centers, are closed for Labor Day.

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Middle School Mentor Training

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Burton Middle School, 2133 Buchanan Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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We learned that Middle School is a whole new journey for matches. A lot of changes are happening for your student and that will impact your mentoring relationship. We want to ensure that you’re prepared for what to expect and how to handle the challenges and joys you’ll encounter. This training is REQUIRED for all new Middle School mentors at Burton Middle School and Southwest Community Campus. Returning Middle School mentors are invited to join us as well to add…

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Mentoring Begins for the 2019-2020 School Year!

September 16
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The long awaited time has come! The 2019-2020 mentoring year begins this week. Detailed instructions for scheduling the mentoring time will be sent via e-mail to all mentors. Parents will receive a letter in the beginning of September with details about their child's mentor.

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October 2019

Bundle Up Burton

October 1 - October 31
Burton Elementary School, 2133 Buchanan Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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The weather is getting cold and the leaves are starting to fall. That means it's time again for Bundle Up Burton! Starting on (TBA), we will be asking the community to bring in 575 coats, hats and mittens to donate to the Burton students. We continue to do Bundle Up Burton every year because the parents have made it clear that it helps fill a great need. The parents shared that as their children grow they need larger coats, and, some…

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Affinity Adventure Day at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin, 1095 N Briggs Rd
Middleville, MI 49333 United States
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$20

Affinity Adventure Day Save the date!Students, mentors and families are all invited to join us on Saturday, October 6 for a fun day of outdoor games, boating, and camp activities. Date: Saturday, October 5 Time: 10:00am-2:00pm (Lunch provided) Location: YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin (Middleville) Transportation: Buses will be available - meet at school at 9:00am if you plan to ride with Affinity. Activities: Rock climbing, archery, crafts, gaga, canoeing, tie dye, and scavenger hunts. Students: Site Coordinators will be passing out invitations…

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November 2019

No School

November 5
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Grand Rapids Public Schools are closed for the day.

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Burton Family Game Night

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Burton Elementary School, 2133 Buchanan Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Join us at Burton School for an evening of family fun and games!  Mentees, mentors, and their families are invited to get together for a fun evening! Formal invitation will be sent to participants in late October.

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No School – Thanksgiving Holiday Break

November 27 - November 29
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Grand Rapids Public Schools, Godfrey Lee Public Schools, as well as the Mentor Centers, are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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December 2019

Half Day

December 20
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Grand Rapids Public Schools will have a half day.

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