KidCoach Applications NOW OPEN!
Ready, Set, Goal! is a fully remote seven-month leadership development program that matches a child between the ages of 9-12 with their own volunteer KidCoach. Through weekly phone or video calls using a guided Activity Book, the KidCoach supports the child in growing their leadership skills and in setting and accomplishing a Goal of Contribution – a goal that benefits their community.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct 30+ minute weekly phone/video calls with a Kid over a seven-month period
Submit an online check-in report after each call
Connect with Crew of fellow KidCoaches and Kids
Actively participate in 4 virtual Crew Talks + Activity Days
Engage in on-going communication with a Crew Captain
Join other volunteer events (socials, skill-development workshops, meet-ups, etc.)
Attend end of program year virtual celebration called POP!Fest
Be at least 18 years of age at the start of the program
Have access to a phone/video for weekly calls
Have access to a laptop/tablet device with video conferencing capabilities
Submit a KidCoach application
Pass an interview & reference check
Complete KidCoach Training
Obtain a cleared police check
PROGRAM DATES AND INFORMATION
Crew Talk & Activity Days are virtual event days to connect and engage with the Crew through fun and interactive activities pertaining to the program.
Crew Talks are for volunteers as a space to connect before meeting with all the Kids in the Crew.
POP!Fest is the end of year virtual event, celebrating the accomplishments of the program and participants.
See below, important program dates:
Crew Talk + Activity Day 1 – Saturday, November 19, 2022 (9:30am-12pm)
Crew Talk + Activity Day 2 – Saturday, January 21, 2023 (9:30am-12pm)
Crew Talk + Activity Day 3 – Saturday, April 1, 2023 (9:30am-12pm)
Crew Talk + Activity Day 4 – Saturday, May 6, 2023 (9:30am-12pm)
POP!Fest – Saturday, May 27, 2023 (TBA)
Check out last year’s POP!Fest
If you would like to learn more or have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
If you are not quite ready to apply and would like to learn more before making a decision, sign-up for one of the Information Sessions below:
Frequently Asked Questions
- Believes in & encourages Kids to take the lead on their own journey
- Able to create a non-judgmental space that allows for ideation and creative expression
- Positive and reliable support for Kids
- Passionate about giving back to their communities
- Inspires others to grow and stretch themselves while learning from mistakes
- Highly adaptable and flexible to change
- Accountable to program commitments
A Crew Captain is an experienced volunteer who leads a group or what we call, a Crew, of Kid and KidCoach pairs. Crew Captains are the first point of contact for KidCoaches and provide ongoing communication and coaching support. Crew Captains also mainly lead the facilitation of Crew Talks & Activity Days, and are responsible for sharing program related updates with their Crew. Check out last year’s Crews here!
Once matched with a Kid, you will have the first call during week one of the program to decide to have weekly phone or video calls. Together, you will choose a main call time, as well as a back-up call time in case you miss the main designated call time.
- Preparing and showing-up for the call
- Follow along the Ready, Set, Goal! curriculum (Activity Book)
- Go through 25 sessions together + 3 Booster Calls
- Providing guidance for Kid in creating, planning and implementing a Goal of Contribution
Possibility Thinking is the idea that anything is possible with creativity, determination, and optimism. At FPK, we believe it is an important tool and the driving force of success for both children and adults. Possibility Thinking involves thinking outside of the box and finding creative solutions to problems while not giving up and remaining optimistic in the face of challenges. Staff and volunteers at FPK promote and inspire Possibility Thinking by engaging Kids with curiosity, mindfulness, and acknowledgements. Our Programs provide creative opportunities where new, fun, and even wild ideas are encouraged.