Virtual Mentoring Program (1 Year Program with Area Youth 13+)

Open Opportunity

About

As we all do our part to isolate for the health of our community, the connection between Bigs and Littles is more important than ever. The new Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass Virtual Mentoring program will not only ensure that the potential of kids in Central Kentucky remains defended, but will also give adults the opportunity to give back, nearly any time, any place. All you need is a device and the desire to make a difference.

Are you ready to help a child succeed? Children 13 years and older are eligible for this year-long program and are matched one-to-one with a screened adult volunteer. The program is scheduled to launch in February 2021. While these matches are virtual only, if interested and Covid19 conditions permit, parties may later opt to move to a traditional, community-based match. WHAT IS VIRTUAL MENTORING? Littles will interact with their Big virtually, on their own time, once a week through the iCouldBe portal. Activities will strengthen and expand real-life connections. Bigs will help Littles develop self-knowledge, map academic and career paths, and identify steps to achieve goals. Though connecting through iCouldBe, BBBS will provide case management and support, including resources for the family.

To get started, please inquire at the Conferencing Link listed below.
Positions
44 Remaining
Age Limit
18 and up
Social
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Conferencing Link
Requirements
Background check, Training
Requirement Details
  • Children 13 years and older are eligible for this year-long program and are matched one-to-one with a screened adult volunteer. The program is scheduled to launch in February 2021. While these matches are virtual only, if interested and Covid19 conditions permit, parties may later opt to move to a traditional, community-based match.

  • Bigs and Littles can access iCouldBe on any web-enabled device.  Activities are asynchronous, so there’s no need to ‘schedule’ time to ‘meet.’

  • Bigs and Littles will only communicate through our private portal, which contains safety features to alert staff of ‘red flags.’  BBBS staff is also able to monitor for safety, as well as provide additional guidance and support.

  • Bigs and Littles will register on iCouldBe and create their customized avatar and profile. Littles are empowered to choose their mentor based on their personal career interests, and are encouraged right from the start to be a powerful driver of their mentoring experience. Littles will not only be empowered to provide preferences for the matching process, but they’ll also set the pace of the program and define and personalize the content discussed with their Bigs.

  • 40+ engaging, multimedia activities are offered through iCouldBe, a program designed for middle and high school students focused on building relationships and developing skills to navigate school and reach future goals. The platform provides an interactive space to collaborate one-on-one and the curriculum includes gamified features such as gold stars, drag & drop games, quotes, videos, instant feedback measures, program progress bar, personal avatars, animated celebration features, and more.
     
  • By program completion, Littles will have completed personalized case studies that demonstrate and celebrate their accomplishments in themed areas including academic success, post-secondary education, work experience, exploring future careers, and developing webs of support.
Skills
Sustainable Development Goals
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6 Positions Filled | 1 Impact | 4 Hours