What is KidCoaching?
KidCoaching is a powerful and unique way for adults to serve as a positive role model to children and build a relationship based on mutual respect and appreciation. The coaching relationship invites trust, openness, honesty, and fun. KidCoaching provides a fertile environment for children to explore who they are, what is important to them, and what they want to be. As a KidCoach, you will coach a child to define, plan, and achieve a goal and develop crucial life skills in the process.
Our Expectations of You
Our program runs for approximately six months from the beginning of November through the end of April. Each kidcoach makes the following commitment:
1. Attend one KidCoach training session.
2. Conduct weekly phone conversations or personal visits with your kid (about 30 minutes each).
3. Attend four (4) luncheon group workshops that include all kids and coaches for the program site.
4. Attend POP Night, the annual awards ceremony where the accomplishments of kids and coaches are recognized.
Your total commitment will be about 60 hours over a six-month period.
To be eligible to become a Future Possibilities’ KidCoach, you must meet the following criteria:
1. Be at least 21 years of age
2. Submit an Application
3. Obtain a clear police background check (we will provide the forms at our first meeting)
4. Pass a personal reference check
5. Have e-mail and internet access
What’s in it for You?
When you become a Future Possibilities KidCoach, you get:
- An opportunity to make a positive, sometimes transformational, difference in the life of a child
- A Certificate to recognize the training and coaching you have received, as well as, the coaching you will be delivering as a KidCoach with your child throughout our six month program
- A Lead Coach to enhance your training and to support your success in our program
- A fun, dedicated, and creative community of volunteers and leaders
- An opportunity to interact with people of different cultures
- A chance to learn from children
- An opportunity for personal growth
- A Future Possibilities T-Shirt
- A relationship that could last a lifetime!