BIGS ONLY COMMUNITY

For additional and individualized volunteer training and resources that will best support you and your Little, please contact your Match Support/Program Specialist.

2021 BLACK HISTORY MONTH RESOURCES

These activities and resources will help you and your Little celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Black men and women and the important role they’ve played in shaping American history, arts, culture, science and more.

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

Explore the history, arts and culture of Black experience in the U.S. through online exhibits and virtual tours.
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READ A BOOK

A list of 45 age-appropriate non-fiction and historical fiction books to teach children about Black History.
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WATCH A CONCERT

Tune in on February 25 to Chicago Children’s Choir annual Black History Month concert, live streaming for free!
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LEARN TOGETHER

These lessons and activities will help matches celebrate Black History Month all year round.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR LITTLE & BUILDING A CONNECTION

In this webinar, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Kathleen Sarmiento educates our volunteers about how trauma can impact a child’s health, education, and connection with others. She also shares specific strategies for strengthening your relationship with your Little and growing as a mentor.

Please note that the videos in the webinar recording have no sound. Click here to get links to the presentation videos.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING FOR MENTORS

In this training, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Amanda Vann shares how Bigs can encourage “social-emotional learning” skills to help grow their Little’s self-confidence and ability to navigate emotions and relationships.

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WELCOME TO THE LEARNING EXCHANGE

In this platform, you will find a variety of tools to help guide your mentoring journey, from training videos and recorded webinars to resource guides and worksheets. The Learning Exchange offers a variety of topics for you to explore, such as social-emotional learning, mental health awareness, college and career readiness, and more.

We are always adding new videos and content. Have a suggestion on a specific learning topic you feel would be beneficial to your mentoring journey? Please reach out to your Match Support Specialist.

Please check your email for your Learning Exchange login information. If you have not received a login email, please contact your Match Support Specialist.