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What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a mutual relationship and partnership between two individuals who share common interests. A mentor is a trusted adult friend with a long-term, consistent commitment to provide guidance and support to a young person. By engaging a mentor, a young person should feel empowered to take greater responsibility for their lives, families, community, and program.

Ladies In Training Mentoring

In Ladies in Training, mentoring will provide young ladies the opportunity to explore career options, seek leadership guidance, educational resources, support with developing social and decision-making skills, and continue to build a positive supportive social network.

Mentor Role

As a mentor, you will provide access to people, places, and things outside the young person’s daily routine and environment. Essentially, as a mentor you will help your mentee through the Ladies in Training program and help support him or her during transition from a graduate to a productive working citizen.

Mentor Responsibilities
  • Attend orientation and four hours of pre-match training sessions.

  • Make an 8 week commitment to a young person.

  • Meet in-person with mentee for four (4) hours per month (additional contact each month by phone or email is also allowed as needed)

  • Focus attention on the student’s Life Plan.

  • Participate in quarterly service or group mentoring activities.

  • Communicate as required with Mentoring Coordinator.

  • Participate in all ongoing training sessions provided.

  • Attend all program ceremonies, including a Matching Ceremony and a Match Celebration at the end of the program year.

  • Provide all needed data for program evaluation.

How will your donations help?

Donations will help cover the cost of journals, t-shirts, reading materials for the book club, field trips, transportation, various support for workshops centered around building self-esteem and confidence and monthly engagement dinners. 

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