Dallas Mentoring Program Embraces Texting, Social Media To Stay Connected With Mentees

Unlike traditional face-to-face mentoring, the online component of this Big Brothers Big Sisters’ program keeps kids in constant touch with their mentors.

By Stella M. ChavezFebruary 14, 2018 9:30 am, ,

From KERA:

Mentoring has always been about developing a one-on-one relationship. As technology has changed, so too has that relationship between mentor and mentee.

One of the country’s largest mentoring organizations – Big Brothers Big Sisters — has evolved to help professionals with busy lives and kids who like spending time online.

Beyond face-to-face

On a recent day after school inside the cafeteria at Irving High, dozens of mentors and students sit across from each other waiting for instructions. All of the students here are in AVID, a college and career readiness program. They’re also in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Mentor 2.0 initiative.

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