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Parent Mentoring via Text Messaging

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NurturePA, Inc.

  • 48 people are interested
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The Nurture(r) Program connects moms of newborns or expecting soon with volunteer mentors... all through text messaging. This is a remote volunteer opportunity that only takes an hour or two a week. So you can help moms from home, work, or anywhere using your computer or tablet.

Nurture(r) Program volunteer mentors support moms of newborns through age three. Volunteer mentors use our custom software platform to send and receive text messages as a means of sharing parenting information, community resources, and, perhaps most importantly, building relationships during a critical time in the life of a mom and her baby.

When moms are supported they are better able to nurture their babies and nurtured babies are babies who thrive!

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About NurturePA, Inc.

Location:

P.O. Box 869, McMurray, PA 15317, US

Mission Statement

NurturePA’s mission is to provide an innovative text messaging program that creates meaningful relationships between volunteer mentors and parents to promote infant mental health and early literacy.

Description

Birth to age five is a critical time in a child’s life. Their experiences as a young child often dictate the type of adults they become. Both educators and economists realize the importance of promoting healthy social and emotional development of children under age five.

Child development research shows that how young children feel is as important as how they think, particularly with regard to school readiness. Research also shows that emotional development occurs on a parallel path to early literacy development.

Parents are the most important influence in their child’s life from birth to age five. However, many parents are raising their children to the best of their ability with little or no support. For these parents, finding information, such as how babies eat, sleep, play, learn and grow, at the exact time it is needed can be extremely challenging.

To address this need, NurturePA, Inc. has developed a program that combines technology with volunteer mentors to help parents access information and parenting support.

Parents use their mobile phones to interact with mentors and ask questions or receive information, as it is needed. Mentors can easily send and receive text messages from a computer or tablet to help put parents in touch with the relevant information they need.

Engaging parents through mobile phones helps them quickly address immediate needs, and offers them ease of access in a manner that typically appeals to this generation of young parents.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 2 hours per week for at least one year
  • Regular and consistent access to internet.

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