BOYS TO MEN FOUNDATION
Our BTM virtual mentoring program was driven to adapt and embrace virtual options during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have decided to continue our ZOOM Mentoring session indefinitely. This is to cater to potential mentees around the country, who may not be in an area that supports in-person location sessions.
Despite the technical and interpersonal challenges — including unreliable internet service, distractions at home and difficulty establishing on-screen rapport — virtual and hybrid mentorship models can benefit young people.
BTM mentors understand structured virtual mentoring sessions allow for more flexibility in their everyday lives — a welcome and necessary adaptation given their shifting responsibilities of everyday life.
Both mentors and mentees expressed an appreciation for in-person mentoring while recognizing the benefits of adding virtual options to help mentoring programs grow more agile and sustainable.
While virtual mentoring has its challenges, the importance of adaptations that have provided crucial relationships and connections for young people during the pandemic for young people, are bringing up important considerations for program designers to provide flexible options that allow them to get the most out of mentoring.”
BTM MONDAY Mentoring Session
starts at 6:30 pm each Monday
BTM MENTORING THROUGH ZOOM