Dakota Koski

January Programming Opportunities

Programming and Activities Schedule for REACH & SOS. Many opportunities to get involved including Dungeons and Dragons every Tuesday at the Library, homework-help & games every Wednesday at Common Ground Coffee, variety of games every Thursday at Common Ground Coffee and other scheduled activities can be found on the calendar. For more information about each activity, check out the events calendar and click on the activity you’re interested in. https://reachmentoringprogram.com/events/

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Spring 2019 SOS Conference

REACH hosted its 2nd SOS Conference for the 2018-2019 School Year at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake. SOS Chapters for 8 different Carlton County Schools were in attendance totaling around 80 students and 20 adults. Each SOS Chapter presented to the group on their service learning project that they took on for this school year. After they presented, a community expert in a similar field as what the group presented on, supports and further educates on the topic. Welcome from…

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Father Daughter Ball 2019 Feedback!

We want your feedback from the dance! As you know, we moved the dance from the Cloquet High School to Black Bear Otter Creek Center. A handful of things we different this year and we want to know what you thought about it. Please take our survey and let us know how the dance was. www.surveymonkey.com/r/fdball

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New Job Ahead!

Are you interested in serving where your day-to-day interactions with youth make a direct impact? If you have an interest in mentoring, restorative practices, social justice, or youth development; and are looking to bring positive role models into the lives of young people: to build self-esteem, meaningful relationships and a sense of belonging within themselves, their families, their school, and our community. Then work with REACH Mentoring Program in meeting its organizational goals of building protective factors in youth that…

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12th Annual Father Daughter Ball

The REACH Mentoring Program of Cloquet is hosting its 12th Annual Father Daughter Ball. This year’s theme is Diamonds and Rhinestones! The event will be held at the Black Bear Casino & Resort in the Otter Creek Center on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 5:30pm. Purchase Tickets Here Over 400 people are expected to attend this great event that brings generations together. All fathers and daughters are invited or male figures such as grandfathers, uncles, brothers, etc. to attend this…

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National Mentoring Summit

Executive Director Dakota Koski and Program Coordinator attended the National Mentoring Summit in Washington DC last week. The National Mentoring Summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, MENTOR Affiliates, philanthropic investors, and government and civic leaders aimed at collectively strengthening and expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country. The 2019 National Mentoring Summit featured more than 80 workshops that explore our annual theme, “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement.” This year’s workshops offered a versatile array of prevalent…

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#ThankYourMentor Campaign

November is the official start of MENTOR’s #ThankYourMentor campaign, a celebration of the power of mentoring. To participate, download the “My Mentor…” sign, and ask mentees to write a message about why they’re thankful for their mentors, and snap a photo or video. Need some thought starters? We have prompts available here. Share photos/videos on social media using hashtag #ThankYourMentor. Retweet our messages of thanks throughout the month and encourage others to share their mentoring stories as well! Thank Your Mentor Story…

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Pine Knot News – That’s so Raven

That’s so Raven Cloquet student gets an audience with federal agencies Mike Creger Pine Knot News Cloquet High School student Raven Sevilleja was one of 20 students from across the country invited to a three-day seminar in the Washington, D.C. area last month. The listening session was designed to give federal government agencies a sense of how teens and young adults make decisions. Ann Parish, a coordinator with the local mentoring program REACH, nominated Sevilleja. “She’s extremely bright,” Parish said.…

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Pine Knot News – In this case, SOS is not a last minute cry for help

In this case, SOS is not a last minute cry for help For county teens, understanding comes from each other   By Mike Creger Pine Knot News   It was a fortuitous bus ride discussion nearly two years ago that led to a student-run peer group in Cloquet designed to keep kids safe from the stressful triggers of adolescence. “We want to do more” is what Ann Parish remembers students saying on the ride home from a suicide prevention training…

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