We hold Mentor Mom group playdates quarterly. We even throw in a couple extra events when something local is happening in our community.
Our Summer playdate is always a favorite. Mentors pick up their Mentees + kids and bring them out to a splash park. This year we went to Stone Creek Park in Rancho Cordova, CA and we had a huge turnout!
Chick-Fil-A sponsored this playdate by providing enough food to feed a village. We can’t thank them enough for their support, over-the-top delicious food, and providing all the plates and utensils. They definitely went above and beyond. Everyone had a great time eating out on the grass and socializing with each other. For some of our mentees, this is the first time their kids and themselves have ever experienced Chick-Fil-A and also a splash park. We love showing our mentees the fun FREE entertainment that is right around them. Often our Mentees aren’t ever exposed to the local parks, most get content staying in their apartments and not getting out. The joy on our moms faces, breathing fresh air, and interacting with new friends is hard to describe.
We also brought out some popsicles to keep the heat from seeming overbearing. Little did we know that there would be a local event fair going on at this park on the same day as well. Blessings in a Backpack & Ripples to Waves teamed up to create a Family Fun Day in the park. They brought out the red carpet for our moms without even knowing we would be there. They played games with them and we got some great resources to partner together in the future.
Thank you to all of our Mentors & Mentees for making this playdate so special. Spending time together is our favorite thing! We are breaking cycles of dysfunction and poverty.