Dear Fellow Zags,
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest is a local non-profit organization committed to providing one-to-one mentoring services to local kids who could benefit from reliable, adult guidance. During the pandemic, we created a virtual mentoring program serving students at Shadle Park and North Central high schools here in Spokane. Right now, we have 40 students enrolled in the program, but we have a few students who are not currently matched with a mentor.
All of our mentors are trained volunteers. We are recruiting for new male mentors, and we have one student who identifies as non-binary (uses he, she, and they pronouns) seeking mentorship from someone who also identifies as non-binary. The time commitment is about 30 minutes per week during the school year and interactions are through text-based messages and video calls using a secure app that we make available to you. Our staff provides you training (~45 minutes) upfront and ongoing support during the course of your mentoring relationship. Your weekly interactions are guided by discussion topics and activities that help students develop social and life skills, and better prepare them for life after high school.
This is a great opportunity to make a meaningful impact in our local community for a light investment of your time and energy. Plus, it’s safe and flexible! If you are interested or know someone who could be a great candidate, then please share this announcement and/or visit our MentorU page to learn more and start the application process.
It takes all of us to make sure our community’s kids have opportunities to discover and realize their positive potential.
Thank you for your consideration!
Kyle West, CEO, MBA ’22
P.S. Feel free to start the application process now if you want to get in the queue for the 2022-23 school year! We know we will need mentors of all identities as we welcome new students into the program.
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