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Training Opportunities

Free Online Training Available to Mentors Through IMPACT U

The following training opportunities are available to mentors matched with a child in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean County program. These training opportunities are voluntary and provide an additional source or support for our mentors. Courses are provided online and mentors may choose to participate and complete at their leisure. Prior to participation, mentors must register for courses. Registration is completed by program staff. Contact your Big Brothers Big Sister match support staff to learn more about or to sign up for any of the free, self-paced online trainings listed below.

      • Volunteer Pre-Match Training
      • Child and Youth Development
      • Mentoring Youth in Foster Care
      • Mentoring Youth with an Incarcerated Parent
      • Navigating Cultural Differences
      • Match Ethics, Safety & Boundaries
      • Building a Mentoring Relationship
      • Difficulties of Families in Transition
      • Exploring and Cultivating Sparks in Youth
      • How to Start a Sparks Conversation
      • OJJDP – BBBS Work CAN Impact Educational Outcomes
      • OJJDP – Getting Involved in the Education Arena: The How
      • OJJDP – Assets, Strengths and Resiliency in Delinquency Prevention
      • OJJDP – Mentors Fostering Advocacy and Skill Building for Juvenile Justice Youth
      • OJJDP2012 Truancy Prevention
      • OJJDP2012 Working with At Risk and Further At Risk Youth
      • OJJDP2012 Working with Military Families
      • Talking About a Positive Future
      • Talking About Risky Behaviors
      • Thrive Bigs Introduction
      • Understanding Supports and Barriers