Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being.
These relationships build strong social and emotional strengths that kids use throughout their lives.
But great family relationships don’t just happen.
Welcome to My Discovery Destination!
Discovery Family Adventures
where your family can find plenty of opportunities to
The Discovery Family Adventures provide ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships.
Our goal is to strengthen family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves
and to support parents in raising happy, successful, resilient kids in an exciting,
but sometimes turbulent and dangerous world.
Choose from the Adventures listed below
(or design your own family adventure!)
Have One. Be One.
January is Mentoring Month!
GOAL: Learn about the benefits of mentoring.
Learn about mentoring, choose someone you would like to be mentored by and ask them to be your mentor and/or mentor someone else.
Help each child make a homemade gift for their mentor
Let the family members help plan a Mentor Appreciation event where they can invite their mentors/mentees
Support the kids in the mentoring relationships and activities. Invite their mentor/mentee to join the family for dinner, or for a community event, etc.
Show kindness to the mentor/mentee. Keep in mind that what you do to the child's mentor/mentee you will basically be doing to them.
Mentoring Match-up Ideas:
Youth mentored by a business leader in their desired career field
Youth mentored by a college student
Youth mentorUP an older person and teach them to use technology or social media
Youth mentor each other in areas where they excel
Youth mentor a younger child in a subject or skill
Adults mentor other adults
BENEFITS OF MENTORING
Whether you are the mentor or mentee, here are some benefits of mentoring:
You can ask questions and get advice
This is especially helpful with a business mentor. is having someone you can ask questions and get advice. It is invaluable to have someone who has been where you want to be to share insights and help you sort through it all.
You can see things from a different perspective
A mentor can help you look at problems and situations from perspectives that you would not have thought of on your own.
A Mentor can help you improve key skills
Mentors help you develop your skills. Whether it is an academic skill, an athletic skill, or key life skills like communication, organization or business skills, a mentor can help you figure it out.
'Venting' with someone you trust can help you get clear before addressing a problem head on.
Sometimes you just need to talk- but you don't want to talk, or 'vent' to those you work with, go to school with, perform with, play with, without causing instability in the structure of the team/group. However, once you vent to a mentor, you can often start the process of working with the mentor to solve the cause of your frustration.
Mentors can help you expand your network
Mentors can put you in touch with contacts who can help you be more successful and achieve your dreams. The more networking you do, the more people you meet. And the more people you meet, the greater the odds are that you will have someone who can help you when needed.
Give you confidence to make better decisions
Knowing that you have a credible mentor to turn to can give you confidence when facing difficult situations. In addition, good mentors will praise you when you have made good decisions. Praise can enable you to see yourself as wise and experienced. Seeing yourself confidently will help you stand your ground when you must defend or stand by your decisions.
Mentors can give you a gentle nudge
Some of the things you'll need to do will be difficult and you will face challenges. Your mentor may have been through similar situations and can share information about their experiences, what worked and what didn't work, etc. Their insights can help you realize that the struggles you are going through now will prepare you to be a better in the future.
Mentoring helps you build long-lasting relationships
Although some mentor-mentee relationships are short-lived, if you hit it off with your mentor, you can foster a long-lasting relationship through which you and your mentor can continue to collaborate for many year. This will give you the consistency and resources you need to pursue your dreams.
A Chance to Give Back
Mentees are not the only people who benefit from business mentoring. Mentors also experience benefits thanks to collaborative learning. By helping others improve their skills, mentors may improve their own skills. They are often inspired with new ideas, meet new contacts and learn new strategies from their mentees.
So, whether you are the mentor or mentee you will gain a lot from the experience. Keep in mind that many of the most successful people have a mentor while also mentoring others.
Take a picture of you with your mentor/mentee and post it to your social media sites with one thing you've gained from the experience and the hashtag #Mentoring
Check back often as we will post new Adventures every week
Not sure how the Discovery Family Program works?
Discovery Family Program How-To Visual
My Discovery Destination! Adventures
Sponsored by My Discovery Destination! and local businesses and organizations in your community
for the purpose of
STRENGTHENING FAMILIES and BUILDING CHARACTER.