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TeamMates mentors at Lo-Ma, Woodbine schools still connecting with students despite pandemic
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TeamMates mentors at Lo-Ma, Woodbine schools still connecting with students despite pandemic

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A couple Woodbine mentors interacting with their mentees prior to the Woodbine TeamMates Recognition Night in January of this year.

Despite the pandemic, many TeamMates mentors at the Woodbine School District are still continuing to meet up with their mentees.

At the Logan-Magnolia School District, mentors began meeting up with their mentees again October 15 after a hiatus of more than six months.

Mae Blum, the TeamMates program coordinator in Logan, said the mentors and mentees are completing their permission forms provided by the TeamMates Central Office.

“Our local TeamMates Board has decided that only mentors that work at the School can meet face to face with their mentees,” Blum explained.

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The rest of the mentors and mentees will meet virtually through the TeamMates portal, which will be launched October 15.

Blum says she is excited about this opportunity because it has been a long wait since March, the last time many of the pairs got to see and talk to each other.

This program is important, especially during these times, Blum said, because everyone can use an extra friend.

Sharon Heim, who’s been a mentor for more than three years at the Logan-Magnolia School District, agrees.

“I think it’s important that those kids still have somebody that they can go to and talk about issues in their life,” Heim said.

Read the full story about the TeamMates programs in the October 14 issue of your hometown newspaper, The Twiner-Herald!

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