The SPOT Society
Selfling Partners – Organizations helping Teens
It’s a cute little title we created for an all teen services agencies that register to use the Selfling teen support app. This is the realization of putting all teen help resources – or as many as we can – in one package, working together to ensure that all teens’ needs are addressed to the best of our ability.
Each youth services agency serves youth in a different capacity and so that should be reflected on the Selfling app. As we carry on, we will gather feedback from registered agencies and use it to help hone the app’s best features and implement new ones. In this way, SPOT Society agencies are like a governing body that helps us Selfling admins navigate the future development of the app.
Some agencies speak and interact directly with teens, some don’t. Some agencies, for safety reasons, must be known in name and mission only and the work they do with teens be kept in confidence between that service provider, the teen, and the teen’s family. Some agencies just provide services for teens but interact with the schools or community centres in the city as the avenue to distribute those services. The most important point is that these agencies are working with teens to help them take charge of their lives in one way or another and the Selfling app can help keep those promises by providing an entirely separate network to keep the discussion of teen empowerment going without the many distractions present on other social media platforms.
As with any new product offering, Selfling will start a little leaner, offering agencies the opportunity to input their information, chat with teens and Sensei (volunteers), and even register events that they are hosting. We are asking for the adoption by our local agencies by seeing the connection opportunities already available on the app. It is through that wholesale adoption that we can present a strong case to investing bodies for Selfling’s true worth, paving the way for new versions with better and more robust features.
The SPOT Society membership is currently 100% free of charge and it will most likely stay that way with the evolution of the membership level to the freemium model that allows agencies access to some special features or benefits in exchange for a small fee. Should Selfling move in this direction, it will be with the feedback of members and after researching app purchasing trends, thus allowing us to offer the best value for the lowest price possible (i.e. few in app purchases exceed $4.99/mo. for additional features).
Agencies interested in becoming a SPOT Society member should visit our Contact Page to request more information.