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Mentoring Resources for Social Distancing


Mentoring is about connecting, no matter how you're able to do it. While consistent meetings are a critical part of our program, we encourage matches to find creative ways to stay in touch while we're practicing social distancing.

Online resources

Open Culture Advertised as "the best free and educational media on the web," you can watch a live Bruce Springsteen performance, take an economics lesson or download coloring sheets. Set up a Skype or Facetime call with your Little and watch together, or mail some printed resources to them to enjoy.

Tour world-class museums and galleries from the comfort of home! Watch together with your Little, or send them a link and set up a time to call and discuss your favorite parts.

Travel and Leisure Attractions
Boston Children's Museum
The Louvre, Paris 
San Diego Zoo 
New England Aquarium 
Georgia Aquarium
Access Mars 
Yellowstone National Park 

Find other educational activities you can share at:

Discovery Education

Missing baseball? PBS is offering a free stream of Ken Burn's classic documentary on baseball.

Too much time on the couch? Check out these sites for free workouts that you and your Little can enjoy together during a Skype or Facetime call:

Nike Training Club App Get it where you normally download your apps for workouts and fitness guides.
Planet Fitness Online workouts streamed daily.

Offline Resources

Virtual board games Who says you need to be in the same room to play a game of checkers, chess, Battleship or Candy Land? Just connect on Facetime or Skype and play away!

Become pen pals Now is a great time to get to know each other better. Send a question of the week and share your answers by letter. Or, make a tic-tac-toe board on a paper and send your moves back and forth. Get creative, have fun, connect!

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