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Seedling Mentors Share the Love

In February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, and to commemorate this month of love, Seedling is highlighting couples who both mentor with Seedling Foundation: Rosalie & Joe Oliveri “We have mentored since we retired from AISD. We share ideas about activities … Continue reading

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Mindfulness in Mentoring

As Seedling mentors, our sincerest intention is that our mentees feel capable, worthy and competent.  Last month’s Seedling Mentor Program training sessions offered elementary school mentors the opportunity to consider mindfulness as a successful approach to building these attributes in their … 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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Mentor – Special Word for Children of Prisoners

The Origin of “Mentor”:  Special Meaning for the Children of Prisoners It’s not a melodic sound, whether you pronounce it men-tore or something like “menner”.  But there is beauty in the story of the term that we use to describe … Continue reading

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