Tag Archives: Austin Independent School District

Seedling 2016 Angels & Advocates Award to Leroy Nellis

Each year, Seedling is pleased to present the “Angels & Advocates Award” to someone who has been of significant impact on the Seedling Mentor Program. It is presented to recognize a person who has made an “extraordinary contribution, which will improve … Continue reading

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Mentoring – A Path to Connection

We all know that being connected to other people is important. Babies need to bond with their parents, pets need to bond with their owners, and research into children has taught us that even one close, healthy relationship with a … Continue reading

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Investing in the Mentor

The Seedling Foundation recently completed its first new mentor orientation session of the school year. I was fortunate to share the room not only with a group of future mentors, but also with two great presenters, who started us along … Continue reading

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Meaningful Mentoring

“We believe that education is the ticket for every child.”  This was an important concept that Sari Waxler, the Seedling Foundation’s Executive Director, emphasized during her recent presentation at the Texas Office of the Attorney General. It explains why Seedling’s … Continue reading

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Attendance Awareness

This September, the Seedling Foundation will join organizations all over the country in recognizing Attendance Awareness Month. Chronic absence, the missing of 10% or more of a school year, is an indicator of both poor school performance and an early … Continue reading

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