This has not been done before- in my 3 short year at FLL- so I can't answer that question from experience. Our senior mentor task is proving quite vexing for us.  We just got rejection number 8 last week!   So my kids made up a survey of 12 questions to send to seniors, hoping that would ease them into the conversation of one of them becoming a mentor.  Maybe they would like to talk more about their answers to the questions? :)  I told the possible mentors that it would two meetings- one to talk and discuss, and one to see the solution in the presentation. Then they could give further feedback.

  I really appreciate FLL's goal in helping make the solution personal to the kids.  It also gives the kids an opportunity to connect to a member of the community in a meaningful way.  I'm finding most of my kids don't live near their grandparents, and at least 1 had NO experience with seniors. It's like they didn't exist in her world.  So while this task of finding a mentor is proving way more difficult then I had first believed, I hope the kids get a lot out of it.

Brandy



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 From: Lori Hand <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, September 24, 2012 9:42 AM
Subject: [VADCFLL-L] THe Project Mentor ?
 
Hi Everyone

Forgive me for my newbie questions, I am a rookie coach with an all rookie
team.  our goal is to maybe be in the running for the rookie award as it
seems this FLL thing is pretty challenging indeed.  

Anyways -  We are still locating a Senior Mentor. I have read the info and
my question is - how much time should we prepare our Senior Mentor for?  I
would like to make sure we are up front with our mentor on how much time we
might need.  Any thoughts on how many times to meet with a mentor for the
project?  It seems like it could just be one meeting but I am wondering if
there is hidden needs to meet with the mentor for more time.


thanks
L

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