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Resources

The Resources Database is a resource Bigs, Littles, and parents to discover future-focused resources and opportunities from BBBSKC and community partners. Use the links below to meet your academic, personal, and professional goals.

Please note: Some of the resources listed here are only available to children currently enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Database Key:

  •  Jobs and Internships
  •  Resources
  •  Scholarships
  •  Volunteer Opportunities

Resources

Social Media/Cyberbullying Resources

Ongoing

Social media is an integral part of our children's lives. It is a great way to stay connected with friends/family, but can also cause severe safety concerns if not used cautiously and safely. Youth should be informed of the dangers of giving out personal information, posting pictures, having location enabled on social media apps, and contacting strangers online. Unfortunately, with increased social media use, also comes the risk of cyberbullying.  

Bullying (both in person and online) can include spreading rumors/gossip, exclusion, sharing personal information, name calling, threats to physcial and mental health, and physical harassment/assault. Relational aggression, in particular, is an imbalance in perceived power which is used to manipulate someone or make them feel excluded. 

Steps to take if you are being cyberbullied: click here

Online Resources:​

  • No Bullying.com: The World’s Authority on Bullying: No Bullying is an online forum aimed at educating, advising, counseling, and stoping bullying.
  • Netsmartz Workshop: An interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. 

Scholarships

J.E. Dunn National Diversity Scholarship

Ongoing

J.E. Dunn Diversity Scholarship | sophomore and up | Deadline 10/15/21

The National Diversity Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship paid out over 2 years. Eligibility requirements: sophomore or higher in a post secondary education program,, person of color and 3.0 GPA. For more information, click here and to apply, click here. Have your resume, transcript, 2 recommendations and a brief essay developed prior to applying. Work with your parent/guardian, Big and/or Match Support Specialist if you have questions or need assistance.

 

Resources

Free YMCA pass for active matches

Ongoing

YMCA/BBBSKC Pass  | All Kansas City Locations | Free | As a match with BBBSKC, you receive a complimentary Y pass to be used exclusively when matches are together. All locations are welcoming matches once again and excited to see you visit. Snap a picture and tag the Y and KC to thank them for this wonderful resource. If you have misplaced your card or did not get one at your match meeting, reach out to your MSS to get a new one.

Resources

The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures

Ongoing

BOGO Discount at The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures | The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is very excited to offer Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City buy one, get one free admission to the museum throughout 2021. To receive the discount, please present your BBBS Match Card. If you do not have this card, please contact your Match Support Specialist. For more info about T/M, click here.

Resources

The Village KC ~ Arts, Fitness and Teen Programming

Ongoing

The Village KC Art, Fitness and Teen Programming | Free | Ongoing | Grades 5-8 for Art & Fitness | Grades 6-12 for Teen Night | Follow this link to see dates and times as well as to register for this wonderful and FREE programming! The Village KC creates safe spaces for our youth to learn, grow, have fun and become change agents in our community!

Jobs and Internships

United WE Internship Opportunity

Ongoing

Internship Opportunity - Provided by United WE | 9th grade and up | United WE is a non-partisan nonprofit  group dedicated to advancing women’s economic and civic engagement. This internship is unpaid but offers a wealth of experience and exposure. Interns have an opportunity to learn about: team presentations, copywriting, database management, donor engagement, operations, and vendor management. Littles will network with KC experts and gain valuable experience. Email Rachael Holloway at ops@united-we.org for more details.

Jobs and Internships

Old Navy Employment Opportunity

Ongoing

Employment Opportunity @ Old Navy | Lee’s Summit Location (Chipman Rd) | Ages 16-24 | This Way Onward is an initiative through Old Navy that aims to employ 16–24-year-olds with an emphasis on potential instead of experience. Each employee will have a store associate as a mentor to support and encourage growth in areas of time management, leadership, communication, and problem solving. These are part time positions starting at $10/hr. Old Navy has associate scholarship programs and employee resources/supports in place. If you apply, please let your Match Support Specialist know to guarantee your interview. Apply HERE and note that this currently only applies to the Old Navy location in Lee’s Summit.

Resources

Join the Bigs Only Facebook Page

Ongoing

Stay up to date on all things BBBSKC, interact with other Bigs, see great match photos and learn of new activity ideas. Connect with other Bigs with common interests and ages of your Littles. Join here

Jobs and Internships

Work at Wonderscope

Ongoing

Wonderscope Job Opportunity | 15+ | weekend and weekday shifts available

Guest Services Team Members provide excellent customer service to museum guests and members while working with young children and their adults. Weekend shifts are ideal for high school students and weekday shifts are ideal for post-high school youth. Wonderscope is located in South Kansas City near I435 and Holmes. To apply, click here and direct any questions to mfoster@wonderscope.org. Be sure to let your Match Support Specialist know that you’re applying and mention to Wonderscope that you are a part of BBBS.

 

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