The first week of each month, the food baskets will be prepared and distributed amongst all of the families. Mentors are being equipped with a standard health protocol for delivering food baskets each month. Champions in Action is also providing all of the mentor groups with hand sanitizer, disposable gloves and non-medical disposable masks.
Champions in Action will be developing a referral network with health care providers, mental health services, abuse support and other resources for the mentors and kids. In addition to the feeding and referral programs, Champions in Action will continue with our distance mentoring program, mentor school and other initiatives during these weeks and months of stay at home orders.
- Each month, the kids will be provided with a devotion workbook and reading plans to continue receiving the Word and learning how to apply it to their daily lives, including life during lockdown.
- Our mentor school has gone digital. The curriculum has been adjusted to topics most relevant to this new normal in a time of COVID-19 lockdown. Each month, mentors will be working through public health, mental health, crisis management, pastoral care and other related topics so they can better invest in the kids.
- Mentoring is continuing! Through social distancing visits when delivering the food bags, phone calls and social media, our mentors are continuing to stay in touch, speak truth to the kids, encourage them and invest in their lives.
- We’re also developing an at home training curriculum to keep the kids moving, have exercise options and to stay in touch with their passion – soccer – while our soccer league has been postponed indefinitely.
- We are rolling out regular team challenges for the kids. Whether it’s verse memorization, how many times you can juggle the ball or how creative your dance moves are; we’re committed to keeping the kids engaged and involved in positive activities during this time of lockdown and social distancing.