Blog: Mentor Monthly Activity

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August 22, 2012

On Wednesday, August 22, Aurora Youth Options Mentor Program held its monthly activity with Shalom Cares nursing home patients, joining in on their weekly game night. The night started out with the group receiving a short briefing on the proper etiquette of working with elderly individuals. Mentor matches then went to residents’ rooms inviting them to play a game
of trivial pursuit and helping them to the game room. We divided up into teams; each team had equal numbers of AYO matches and Shalom Cares residents.

July 14, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012 Aurora Youth Options Mentor program held its July monthly activity volunteering during Aurora’s KidSpree @ YumFest on the Great Lawn at the Aurora Municipal Center. The event provided over 8,000 participants the opportunity to enjoy free hands-on activities and live entertainment. In addition to the family fun, this year the event also featured various food trucks with delicious diverse cuisine.

June 27, 2012

On Saturday June 23, Aurora Youth Options Mentor program held its June monthly activity, a Scavenger Hunt in the Lowry Town Center community. The day focused on exploring careers and career planning, with the objective to have fun of course. The overall goal of the day was to get our youth thinking about their future and start planning for it. Mentors were alongside to help and communicate an understanding of what each business and career addresses concerning real world need, the customers they work with and what do they accomplish for those customers.

May 12, 2012

On Saturday, May 12th AYO Mentor program held their May monthly activity at the Brunswick Zone Heather Ridge bowling alley. The event was a combined focus of community service, life skills, and a fun time bowling. It was a huge hit with over thirty youth and mentors in attendance!