Mentoring has begun for the 2018-19 school year!

Here is a message received from a new mentor!

Hi! I just finished up my first mentoring session at RMS.

It was amazing! I had so much fun! It was really good getting to know my mentee and had a lot of fun in the group setting. I’m so happy that I have this opportunity. Thanks for getting me involved. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the year.

J.S.-Mentor-Rosemount Middle School

Bloomington Hope for Tomorrow Girls Chapter mentors share an evening of duel Celebration

Hope for Tomorrow celebrates the beginning of its 22nd year of mentoring young teens in Bloomington at Valley View Middle School and Oak Grove Middle School.

At the same event a celebration was held to honor Kathy Reis, a 15 year mentor who has lead the Oak Grove Hope for tomorrow Girls Chapter for many years while also serving on the Bloomington Operating Board as well as having served many years on the Hope for Tomorrow Executive Board. Kathy and her husband, who recently retired are moving out of state to enjoy their children and grandchildren on the east coast and winters in Florida with family and friends.

We wished them much happiness and thanked Kathy for her years of dedicated volunteer work with Hope for Tomorrow.

Attending the event to thank all of the mentors who have been there for Bloomington teens was Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead. He expressed his thanks on behalf of the City of Bloomington where Hope for Tomorrow was founded in 1997; Sharing his interest in and the importance of mentoring today.

Lakeville Rotary presents Cheers To You Wine Tasting....proceeds benefiting Hope for Tomorrow-Lakeville!

The Lakeville Rotary Club presents the second "Cheers To You Wine Tasting" Join us for appetizers and wine. Over 30 wines available for tasting.

Proceeds from this event will go towards Hope for Tomorrow Lakeville Chapter.

Date: October 25, 2018
Location: Crystal Lake Golf Course,16725 Innsbrook Dr, Lakeville MN 55044
Time: 6pm - 9pm

Click the link to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cheers-to-you-wine-tasting-event-2018-ticke...

Raffle with great prizes - Tickets sold onsite 10 raffle tickets for $10 . Prizes include wine baskets and Keurig Coffeemaker.
Wine sponsors include: Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Beringer Vineyards, Rodney Strong Vineards, J Lohr Vineyards and Wine and Bronco Wine Company.
Cost: $35 per person/$60 per couple with advance purchase (Includes wine tasting and appetizers)
$40 per person at the door, night of event. (Includes wine tasting and appetizers)

This is a 21 + Event! Which means you must be over 21 years old to attend this event.

Expanding our Chapters!

 GREAT NEWS TO SHARE! Hope for Tomorrow will be partnering with McGuire Middle School (Lakeville) in the fall and adding a boys chapter. We have been mentoring at McGuire and Kenwood with girls chapters for over 8 years.

When we were approached by Dean Becky Erickson to add the boys chapter, we knew we had to jump on this opportunity. It really says something about our program that the school wants us to expand! If you or someone you know would like more information about how to become a mentor, please contact us at karenpeterson@hopefortomorrowmetoring.org 

It was A Night For Hope

Oh what a night! The 2018 Night for Hope, our annual gala was hosted at the Mendakota Country Club, a true Minneapolis/St. Paul favorite and a great supporter of Hope for Tomorrow. The evening celebrated over 20 years of mentoring with our special Keynote Speaker Ashly Robinson, a former mentee with Hope for Tomorrow and current Producer at The Players' Tribune.

Plenty of buzz filled the room while guests mingled, laughed and enjoyed bidding on a variety of silent auction items, playing carnival-style games and a chance to win one of many raffle prizes. Most importantly the night was designed to remind us how important mentoring is today. We thanked our current and past mentors and shared great stories of how we are making an impact. It was a successful evening and Hope for Tomorrow met its fundraising goals.

See it all in our event recap through images! We hope to make 2019 even more successful.

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A Night For Hope!

A Night For Hope promised to be fun, inspirational and a room full of kindness, and it delivered! We are thankful for the generous support from our many sponsors of the event. A Night for Hope is an annual fundraiser for Hope for Tomorrow. In addition to connecting old and new mentors across chapters, it gives everyone a chance to hear testimonials from past mentees about the impact that Hope for Tomorrow has had on them. The event was hosted the evening of May 3, 2018 at the Mendakota Country Club.