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CIRCLES AND TRADITIONS

 

What is the Moms and Mentors' Circle?

It's a chance for moms, their family, friends and mentors to get together as a group.

What happens at the circle?

It's a group decision and everyone has a chance to contribute! Sometimes we'll do crafts, go swimming or go out for walks in the park or just visit. There's always a lot to talk about with children.


How do I get invited?

If you're interested in coming, please contact the Moms and Mentors' Coordinators, either Maureen 478-6658 or Maggie 642-5152 or Mary 642-1600. Also, a member of the group volunteers to phone everyone, and usually calls before each meeting.



Who are the mentors?

Mentors are like the 'favorite auntie' who spends time with young moms and their families, assisting them in the challenges of parenting. Mentors receive special training on health information and positive parenting practices in preparation for providing guidance, advocacy and support for young families. Mentors also encourage young parents to continue their education and assist them in accessing scholarships for post secondary education. Above all, mentors assist young families in a nurturing, resourceful and non-judgmental way. Mentoring relationships value friendships among parents and foster mutual respect between moms and mentors.


TRADITIONS

  • Cookie Exchange: In December, mentors bake and decorate cookies for young parents. Whenever possible, moms and mentors get together to prepare the cookies.
  • Spring Walk: In February or March, moms, mentors and children enjoy an annual walk in the park.
  • Scholarships: In May, young parents prepare applications for post secondary scholarships sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Project Upgrade. Maureen Hobbs is the volunteer advocate for these programs.
  • Picnic at Royal Roads: In June, everyone joins in for sandwiches in the park, among the geese and peacocks.
  • Knights of Columbus Barbecue: In Sept.and or June, the Knights barbecue burgers at Belmont Secondary while moms and mentors sell them to staff and students at the school.
  • Mentor Meetings: held monthly for ongoing support and education related to current parenting information and mentor relationships. The Western Communities gives thanks Nicky Reid and Co. for sponsoring their dinner from Villages Pizza. Feminist group process is practiced at each meeting.
  • Moms and Mentors' Circles: a discussion and activity group held monthly for parents, mentors, and their children. The discussion group is co-facilitated by mentors and focuses on the special interests of parents. (Western Communities…pizzas are enjoyed by all, compliments of Villages Pizza!).

 




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For further information contact: Maureen Hobbs (phone: 250-478-6658 fax: 250-478-6165)
Victoria, Western Communities, and Sooke BC, Canada

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