Ideas for Community Exploration

Assist your mentee in getting his or her library card at the local branch; teach them how to order books, research topics, or ask for assistance from library staff

Read the same article or book; talk about why you liked or disliked it.

Visit a museum or nature trail; go to a cultural festival, art show, garden exhibit, or a play.

Meet your mentee at his or her school, go to lunch, ask them to give you a tour.

Make a new friend by visiting the elderly in a nursing home together; assist a homeless shelter in making a meal or gathering needed items; and research different volunteer organizations to volunteer together.