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Intergenerational Mentoring Program at Ohio University

Mentor an OU student majoring in education?   Christine McVicar recommends it.

        The Intergenerational Mentoring Program is a collaborative project between OEA-R and the OSEA with support from OEA and NEA. The program pairs retirees with students working toward a degree in education. The Intergenerational Mentoring Program is designed to help student teachers and new teachers as they finish their studies and move into their first year of teaching. Visit the Retired Members section of the OEA website (www.ohea.org ) choosing the “Programs & Events” from the drop-down box & then scroll down to see the latest mentoring brochure.  Christine explains:  this program includes 4 meetings of mentors & mentees on campus, usually on Sunday afternoons.  Most of the mentoring occurs via email exchanges, however, some of us mentors do take our mentee out to eat, especially at the beginning.   My first two mentees have graduated and I look forward to working with another one this fall.  It has been my pleasure to act as a sounding board when problems occur and an audience for special achievements.  If you can listen, you can mentor.

                Volunteer by contacting Marilyn Allen at mrasecond@yahoo.com