OCTOBER 2015

MENTOR MONDAYS


Amongst our several amazing topics covered in this month, we focused on Professionalism in the workplace, collegiate, and other formal business settings. Some of our mentees were surprised to learn that professionalism extends to social media use given that “businesses can actually access our private snapchat messages and posts,” Kadija, 12th grade.



COLLEGE BOUND


We would like to send a huge thank you to the college admissions representatives that served as guest speakers at one of our recent College Bound meetings. A truly invaluable experience, Kim, 12th grade, learned that she shouldn’t limit herself in terms of the schools she applies to—”I should apply to ivy league schools even if my GPA isn’t as high as what's listed on their website.”



MENTEE MEETINGS


Mentee meetings are designed to give mentees the opportunity to get to know one another better—interacting with fellow classmates and developing new friendships. This month the students worked in small groups, discussing difficult social scenarios that a young lady is likely to be confronted with.



SOCIALS


During our mall scavenger hunt, the mentors and mentees utilized teamwork—Taylor, 9th grade, “...had so much fun! I really bonded with the mentors and other mentees...and learned that we had a lot in common.”


BIGS x LITTLES

Our mentors and mentees had a great time during their october one-on-one activities—strengthening their bond as sisters and friends.


Tahja and Joan attended the Million Man March.


Brenda enjoyed getting to know her Big, Jameshisa, during their trip to the mall.



Marissa and Emanuela spent the afternoon at the Air and Space Museum.



FUNDRAISERS


Our first annual Benefit Performance was a success! What a great way to celebrate the many talents of our friends and partners at the University of Maryland and Howard University. Our mentees seemed to agree as well, as mentee Samantha was thrilled about her experience and “enjoyed the hip-hop and ballet combination...it was cool.”






Make dinner a selfless act and join us at Chipotle! On December 7th we’ll be at the Howard University location, 2301 Georgia Ave NW, 4:00PM-8:00PM. On December 14th we’ll be at the University of Maryland location, 7332 Baltimore Ave, 5:00PM-8:00PM. Just show the flyer below to the cashier and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our organization. If you’re unable to attend, consider making a donation, click here.



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Help Imara Roose expand and make a greater impact on our students and community. Consider getting involved in one or more ways, click the links below.


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