Fall Season is Winding Down...Who's in for Winter?

Happy Thanksgiving BYEP Mentor Crew! We are so thankful for each and every one of you and the commitment you have made this season to our amazing kids! You all rock.

Gear Distribution, by far one of my favorite days of the year, is Sunday, December 2nd. Your PM will let you know what time to show on Sunday - we appreciate your help getting our new class of BYEPers decked out in sweet gear and super psyched about BYEP. Lunch from Red Tractor Pizza will be provided. Thanks in advance!

BYEP Mentors Needed for Winter Session!

Every winter we ramp up to three mentors per group to help with supervision up at Big Sky. If you haven’t already confirmed your mentor spot, please do so today! Also, we need your help spreading the word for more winter mentors. Potential mentors should be 21+ (in order to drive rigs), know how to ski or snowboard, and have an insatiable drive to connect with really great kids (while shredding Big Sky Resort every Sunday!). Please encourage great humans you know to apply!

Tools for Your Toolbox: Deepening/Powerful Questions

  • What do you wish was different?

  • What’s the hardest part about that?

  • Are you thinking about anything bad that might happen?

  • What was the sad bit there for you?

  • What are you thinking might go wrong here?

  • What else has happened that makes this worse?

  • Do you know why you feel upset about this, or do you just feel upset?

  • What is the worst thing about that?

  • What else is hard about that situation?

  • Do you feel more sad/hurt/angry/worried about that or some other feeling?

  • Are you worried about people thinking this?

  • On a scale from 1-10, how worried/upset/mad/scared/hurt are you about this? Okay, so how about compared to this other thing?  

  • What is worse - this OR this?

  • What makes it better this OR this?

  • If I was you, I might feel worried about this - how about you?

  • I can imagine other people feeling pretty hurt about that - how does it feel?

  • How does that affect you?

  • When you aren't busy/when you are lying in bed at night - what are the things that make you most upset?

  • What are the some of the things you're worried people might be thinking about you?

  • What do you wish you could change about yourself in all of this?

  • What makes you feel a bit better about all of this?

  • What's the most frustrating part of it all?

  • What do you think people don't understand about this?

  • What would make this a little better?

  • What is coming up in your week that will be hard because of this?

  • What else is going on for you that doesn’t help?

  • What else is going on for you that does help?

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