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STUDENTS

School, sports, and events are canceled, and events are postponed. You can't see your friends and we are all stuck at home. That sucks. But for some older people in our community, social distancing can be devastating! Many seniors on our island depended on organized events, a run-in with a neighbor at the post office, or a chat at the supermarket to feel connected to society. 

 

Do you like to chat, and can you commit to checking in 2 or 3 x per week? Fill out the form below (it will take you less than one minute) and we will match you up with a new friend! You can really make a difference! Let us close the social distancing gap! And who knows, you might make a friend for life!

SENIORS

These are scary times. Events are canceled, many places on the island are closed and everybody is staying home because of the Corona-virus. We can imagine you may feel a little disconnected from our island community and are just waiting for this to be over soon. The students of Martha's Vineyard feel the same way! We can't come to visit, but we would love to connect!

 

Do you like to chat and would like an occasional phone call from someone who cares? Just fill in the form below; it is very easy to do. We will match you up with a student from the island and you can expect a phone call soon! Together we can bridge the gap of social distancing! 

Seniors can also call (508) 687-0026 and leave your name and number and we will match you up!

So how does it work?

If you're a student:

  • Be genuine about your intention to reach out to people! 

  • CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE FORM

    • your name

    • your phone number

    • your email (don't worry, we respect your privacy)

    • best times of day for you 

    • few of your interests (if you love the Patriots, or am big on knitting, DO mention)

  • We will email you some example questions to get the conversation started.

  • Make an effort to call frequently.

  • You got this! 

If you're a senior:

  • CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE FORM ​

    • your age (if you want)

    • best times of day to call you (mornings/ afternoons/evenings)

    • do you have an iPhone or iPad, so we can facetime (don't worry if you don't)  

    • few of your interests (if you love the Patriots, or am big on knitting, DO mention)

    • feel free to tell us a little about yourself, like what work did you used to do, where are you from, etc. (but don't worry if you want to save this for the phone calls)

  • your phone number

  • your name and what you would like us to call you

  • We will match you up with an island student and you will get a call soon!
     

SENIORS CAN ALSO JUST CALL (508) 687-0026AND LEAVE YOUR NAME AND NUMBER!

 

THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

WE WILL BE IN TOUCH SOON!

'Small talk - BIG difference' is a student-led initiative, started by students of the Interact Club; the initiative is not affiliated with the MVRHS, nor exclusive to students of the MVRHS. You do not have to be part of the Interact Club and you don't have to be a student of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School to join. All you need is a genuine intent to connect and commit. If you have questions, concerns or feedback, you can contact us here