Social Nearness despite Physical Distance
These are unprecedented times. The social isolation required by the Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst to move our mentoring online. Our agency, along with our network affiliates, have been working tirelessly to allow mentors and mentees to be matched virtually with one another. Our mandate to resist social isolation has allowed a new path for digital mentoring which will continue for the foreseeable future. Matches have the option to start and stay virtual, or to start virtual and move into one of the other programs when physical distancing protocols have lifted. Mentees must have access to the technology required to participate, and interested in this type of mentoring. Matches can play online games and other activities in our newly compiled tool-kit. We are in this together, and bigger together.