Poster or Presentation Title

My Internship for Big Brother, Big Sister

Presenter Information

Ramino S.A. WardFollow

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

April 2017

End Date

April 2017

Department

Psychology

Abstract

There are numerous programs for children who may be in the lower end of the social spectrum, and these programs allow children to cope with their lives in impoverished areas of the city. For this presentation, I will be sharing my experience as an intern for Big Brother, Big Sister of Central Virginia. This organization allows for children to be matched with an adult who will act as a friend. The program consists of both site and community bases in which the volunteer can either meet with the child at school or meet with the child in various places in the community. With this program, I have received exposure in the assessment process for children as far as collecting information from the children’s schools and family members. I was also taught how to run background checks and DMV records for the volunteers who wanted to participate in the program. This program has allowed me to advocate for more organizational development in the youth populations, and it encouraged me to participate in future ventures to involve youth in the community.

Faculty Mentor

Stephanie Beckner

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My Internship for Big Brother, Big Sister

There are numerous programs for children who may be in the lower end of the social spectrum, and these programs allow children to cope with their lives in impoverished areas of the city. For this presentation, I will be sharing my experience as an intern for Big Brother, Big Sister of Central Virginia. This organization allows for children to be matched with an adult who will act as a friend. The program consists of both site and community bases in which the volunteer can either meet with the child at school or meet with the child in various places in the community. With this program, I have received exposure in the assessment process for children as far as collecting information from the children’s schools and family members. I was also taught how to run background checks and DMV records for the volunteers who wanted to participate in the program. This program has allowed me to advocate for more organizational development in the youth populations, and it encouraged me to participate in future ventures to involve youth in the community.