E-Mentoring

Keeping Kids Socially Connected During Physical Distancing  

E-Mentoring will replace our traditional school-based program for the 20-21 school year.

This program matches students (Littles) in grades 1st - 12th with volunteer mentors (Bigs). Bigs and Littles will meet virtually, every other week, using the Zoom platform. The mentoring relationship can also be supplemented with communications using TheApp, a Matchforce based platform for digital communication between Bigs, Littles, parents/guardians, and BBBS Staff. This program allows volunteers to make a significant impact on a students life, while having the flexibility and freedom to connect in a meaningful way. 

 

Bigs & Littles will enjoy virtual activities like:

Virtual Internet Games

Taking Virtual Tours & Field Trips

Reading Together

Virtual Show & Tell

And so much more!

E-Mentoring Program Requirements

Youth Requirements

(1) Youth must have a virtual means to meet with their Big for 30 minutes at least twice a month. (Ex. Cell Phone, Tablet, Computer, etc.)

(2) Must be at least six years of age.

(3) Must have a completed application and permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian.

(4) Make a minimum of a 12-month commitment.

(5) Must agree to have contact with a Big Brothers Big Sisters employee on a monthly basis for the life of his or her match.

 

Volunteer Requirements

(1) Volunteer must have a virtual means to meet with their Little for 30 minutes at least twice a month. (Ex. Cell Phone, Tablet, Computer, etc.)

(2) Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

(3) Complete online orientation, submit an application, complete a virtual interview with agency staff, complete online training and complete the screening process (layered criminal history record check, fingerprinting and two positive references)

(4) Make a minimum of a 12-month commitment.

(5) Must agree to have contact with a Big Brothers Big Sisters employee on a monthly basis for the life of his or her match.