Virtual Mentoring Practices During COVID-19 & Physical Distancing - Shared screen with speaker view
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Kelley Downey here - ED Musical Empowerment
Georgia Washburn- Right Moves for Youth.More ways to reach students during this time.
Renée Price, Commissioner, Orange County BOCC, Founder of MBSK Orange County
Allison Flors, COO, Musical Empowerment
Dee Rankin Program Coordinator- Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund and Future L.E.A.D.E.R.S> of NC
Melanie Hollis, Watauga School-Based Mentor Coordinator, Western Youth Network
CMPD Community Services Bureau
Davidson College Advising Corps!
Brie Butler, Police Sergeant - Durham Police Athletic League Unit Supervisor, Durham NC
music is saving my life through this!
Jeremy- South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice
working on puzzles and binging
Finally finished painting my kitchen after 2 years!
Gardening and keeping up with my 18 month old son
Big brothers big sisters of Middle Tennessee! I've been baking and cooking a lot.
I can hear Bud.
I heard Bud just fine
Painting the upstairs of our home! And being the principal of our homeschool LOL
DeWarren K. Langley, Visionary & Executive Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Foundation, Inc.
time with family
Painting porch furniture
Tiffany Johnson - Mayor's Mentoring Alliance, City of Charlotte, NC
Professional Development & Academic Tutorial Sessions transitioned from in person to online
Our biggest adjustment has been trying to figure out how to bring programming to our group programs that typically meet in the schools.
Just like everyone, we have adjusted yo make most of our contact virtually with mentors and mentees.
working from home and making a lot of contact with parent/guardians
FaceTiming 8 year olds for a long period of time has been really tough. I’m not able to see them face to face but their attention span isn’t long enough to stay engaged on the phone
It’s difficult to sustain the relationship, especially when there is no face to face contact
how to create a large enough platform to sustain 1000+ students
We have had to cancel all of our major programs for teens. We had several projects that involved travel that we had to cancel. I felt we were just getting on a role with attendance and participation when the pandemic hit.
with everything parents are dealing with - we are less of a priority
Seeking mentoring opportunities to use online capabilities while providing a safe space to our vulnerable population
1. All of our programs have been cancelled through mid-May and likely longer. Still working on developing summer programs, which is tough since no one is sure when things will be "normal" again. Looking for good ways to engage virtually.2. Best practices - We still have police duties, but we try to work from home when we can. Maintaining social distancing and cleaning work spaces.
Or telephone access
Also, our major fundraiser for the year has been postponed.
Encouraging students to connect to us when its not a requirement
struggling to state connected
Many families don't have access to internet so mentors cannot communicate with their youth.
RSN - working to engage mentors/mentees virtually. Some participants do not have resources (PCs, tablets, smartphones, etc)
Still trying to find something that works. Concerns with security vulnerabilities of zoom.
Mattie Marshall -Historic Washington Heights -In the absence of internet access, a hand written note is always beneficial
Lots of phone calling and listening to concerns.
Having open "lunch breaks" with volunteers to increase community and engagement
Since I match kids with mentors in the school system, my contact with guardians has been minimal. This crisis has helped me to be more involved and grow closer to the entire family.
Sending content for students to watch or listen to (i.e. YouTube, movies, etc.) then have Zoom conference to discuss.
finding out what kids are using to communicate: Instagram has been good
We've instituted a phone tree for one of our programs (basketball club). Members were given a questionnaire (interests) and are asked to call each other and fill out the questionnaire.
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