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Big Brothers Big Sisters goes digital

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Posted at 6:04 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 19:04:43-04

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana (BBBS) announces its new E-mentoring program for youth in Acadiana.

"The innovative new e-mentoring effort will replace our traditional school-based program for the 20-21 school year. BBBS is seeking volunteers to connect with youth needing a positive role model or mentor," a release from the group states. "Volunteers will be required to meet with their Littles virtually, every other week, using the Zoom platform and TheApp, a BBBS platform for digital communication."

The program will focus on "improving students’ social-emotional wellbeing, sense of the future, attitudes towards school, and provide the academic support needed to graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college or industrial and vocational programs and careers."

“E-mentoring offers busy professionals an easier way to volunteer,” said Kalli Christ of BBBS. “Research tells us that e-mentoring is an effective way to connect with youth and we are confident that this platform will allow both mentors and mentees the flexibility and freedom to connect in a meaningful way.”

Adults 18 years and older can learn more about applying to be an E-Mentoring Volunteer at www.acadianabigs.com/volunteer