Training is an important step to becoming an effective mentor. The volunteer Pre-Match Training courses have been designed to prepare you for the match experience — from how to establish a safe, strong, long-lasting match with a child, to how to effectively engage with Big Brothers Big Sisters overall. Our online training course only takes about one and a half to two hours to complete. You will be able to take breaks and come back to the training as needed. Please click on the link below for the program of your choice. The training will run on any browser except Safari.
Financial Literacy: Banzai Junior, a free resource for kids that provides real life scenarios to demonstrate how to make wise financial decisions. Bur Oak Properties: resources just for kids! Coralville Lake: lots of trails to explore. Hickory Hill - The most alliterative park in town. Kent Park: Story Book trail is as pretty as it sounds. If you do not yet have a Learning Exchange account, let your Mentoring Specialist know; we can help! The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring Shares new research findings and ideas for excellent youth mentoring. Features short, digestible pieces such as: ' Five ways to make stronger connections with mentees, backed by research ', ' How mentoring is suited to developing passions ', ' Three things mentors can to do to help their mentees cope with stress ', and many more. Search Institute Search Institute is a nonprofit organization that studies and works to strengthen youth success in schools, youth programs, families, and communities. Know of other resources that can help mentors build knowledge and effectiveness?
We build student achievement throughout the community and help students learn, grow and win. The relationships established by LE teachers, in conjunction with fellow educators and administrators, speak to the core of providing students with the means necessary to allow them to reach their full potential. By providing an individualized approach, Learning Exchange teachers enhance the learning experience in the classroom.
Historically, that mission has relied a great deal on in-person operations. But in a matter of days, all of that had to change. That meant rethinking processes like site-based matches, where mentors and mentees typically met at schools or other specific sites, or onboarding eager new volunteers. Similarly, up until that point, pre-match volunteer training, one of the most important steps in the pairing process, was often done partially or entirely in person. Suddenly, agencies found themselves without that option. Within the first week, the national office hosted a webinar with more than affiliate attendees to explain how to access the system, use the provided content and create their own and make the training available to volunteers. So why does an organization that runs mostly on in-person operations have a robust digital learning system in the first place?