What is an Ally?
An Ally is an intentional friend; a volunteer looking for a meaningful impactful experience, which involves connecting with a Circle Leader, by providing support as the Circle Leader is working on goals. An Ally only has to be a friend, a consistent supportive individual, able to collaborate and cheerlead a Circle Leader as the Circle Leader is leading his/her own plan towards economic stability.
What is a Matched Circle?
A Matched Circle is when a Circle Leader is partnered with his/her Allies! While Circle Leaders and Allies are receiving their respective trainings, the Circle Community learns more about one-another’s strengths and personalities. The Circle Leader, Allies, and Circles Staff share their observations on which Allies would be best to support which Circle Leaders. After opinions are in, then there is a fun, exciting Weekly Meeting focused on revealing whom is matched to whom. Of course, the matching happens well after we have done team-building exercises between Circle Leaders and Allies, Get-To-Know-You icebreakers, and other relationship building activities. The Matched Circle will then meet together during the Weekly Meetings to collaborate and update each other on progress towards goals.