PRESS GURLS MENTORING ROLES
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GURL PARTICIPANTS (AGES 5-15)
The mentees in the Group receiving mentorship from older girls and adults
Increased self-confidence increased physical activity, increased communication skills, more positive attitudes toward school, broader awareness of their geographic or cultural community, increased connections in the community.
PEER MENTORS (AGES 16-18)
Older girls creating a bond with younger mentees
Leadership opportunities, training/experiencing mentoring from a mentor’s perspective.
MENTORS (COLLEGE ASSOCIATES & BACHELOR’S DEGREE CANDIDATES AGES 18-24)
Young women providing mentorship to GURLS
1:1 and 1:2 ratio
Experience in mentoring, increased leadership skills, meaningful volunteer experiences to reference in their resume, increased connections in the community.
CO- MENTORS (AGES 18+)
GURLS CAREER CONNECTIONS:
WOMEN IN STEM
Group partners, trainers, Group presenters, volunteers, etc.
Increased connection to community, greater sense of leadership, greater understanding of girls, new skills development
Volunteered staff providing leadership & facilitate within the group
A greater understanding of the girls' needs, stronger leadership capacities, increased connection to community, increased facilitation/ organizational skills.
HOW LONG IS THIS PROGRAM?
In-person & Virtual: The mentoring sessions will occur once a month (every 3rd Sunday) within a 5-to-7-month period in a year for two hours.
August- December (5 months)
January-July (7 months)
= 1 year
Mentoring is absolutely free!
There is a $50 membership fee for 6 months and a $100 membership fee for 1 year. This includes workshop materials,
mini-trips & adventures, subscription boxes, and so much more.
MENTEE + MENTOR CONNECTION
Mentors are matched to their mentees based on the mentee's need(s) and future goals. If we know a girl is struggling in a certain area then we try to match her with a mentor that will take the time to help her in that area.
All mentors will require a background check and go through training regarding proper behavior when working with teens and children.