EDITION TWO: Bouncing Back with BBBS

Resources for our Youth & Families!

  • Our young people and the entire community is facing a lot of disruption right now. It’s important that our youth know they are cared for by many people! Social distancing can lead to social isolation. We want people to be safe AND feel a connection with others so we’re encouraging matches to stay in touch!
  • Community-based matches are encouraged to stay in contact via phone, text, and video. This is an important time to stay in communication with people we care about!  
  • Beyond school walls, matches can still be pen pals. Email a note to your Program Coordinator and we can forward that to the family’s mailing address or parent’s email.

RESOURCES ON HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD or LITTLE ABOUT COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Take Some Time To Play a Few of BBBS FAVORITE FAMILY FUN GAMES!! 

VIRTUAL MATCH ACTIVITIES 

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, BBBSNC is taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread and contamination of others with COVID-19. Due to these developments, we are encouraging Bigs and Littles to engage in virtual communication and activities for the time being. We have compiled a list of virtual activities and communication tools that our matches can do/use to stay connected during this time of social distancing. If you have any questions or other suggestions for what matches can do during this time, please email [email protected]. Thank you!

BECOME PEN PALS 

Bigs and Littles can become pen pals! Pen pals are people who regularly write to each other through posted mail. Write your Big a letter (or email) about what you have been doing to entertain yourself during this time of social distancing, your favorite tv shows, books, etc. Ask them questions about what they have been doing to stay busy and how they are feeling during this time. See how many letters (or emails) you can write back and forth.

FACETIME / CALL EACH OTHER 

Set aside time to call and/or Facetime with each other. While you can’t hang out in person right now, Facetiming and calling each other makes all the difference! Not only can it take your mind off everything that is going on, but you can ask each other questions about what you are doing with your time at home, learn new things about each other, and plan ideas for what you want to do when you’re allowed to hang out in person again. 

BIG AND LITTLE BOOK CLUB

You and your Big can have your own virtual book club! Pick out a book you can both read and then have weekly calls discussing the book and questions that have come up.  Questions to consider are: What was your initial reaction to the book? What was your favorite quote or passage? What do you think were the more prominent themes of the story? Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

BIG AND LITTLE MOVIE DISCUSSION

You and your Big can choose certain movies to watch and then have follow-up discussions about it. Questions to consider for the follow-up can be: What was the theme of this film? Did you learn anything from the movie? Was there something you didn’t understand about the movie? What was your favorite part? Who was your favorite character? 

CREATE A BIG + LITTLE BUCKET LIST

You and your Big can create your Big + Little Bucket List! Create a list of all things you dream to do together as a match and write up a list. Creating a bucket list will be a good resource for you to reference throughout your match relationship and keep you motivated to check everything off your list.  

Helpful Information for Food Assistance 

PLEASE SHARE WITH ANYONE WHO MIGHT NEED IT. 

Governor Roy Cooper announced for parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/governor-cooper-announces-texting-tool-access-food-children?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=85448206&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–XWtOxcu75lp7XzW6bO0vFiaxTyi8jaW4IJhx1V_7W409HB-7WNRTj7vFbamhTkrlwcQ6NB2mwbbNn9k0i1nAkWPbQyPCMrSQzftS87cpCEWnFnFM&_hsmi=85448206&fbclid=IwAR2FFv0IRYuqgSXi1rIQU6Cni82-agj2Eaklv5gJ_-ywOJYGU29lawWP7lw

For an extensive source of food resources in Forsyth County, visit the Food Map on Love out Loud’s website.

We are here to help you get the care you need. Visit Novant Health or Novant Health UVA for up-to-date information.

Estamos aquí para ayudarle con el cuidado que usted necesita. Visite Novant Health o Novant Health UVA para información actualizada.

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