Girls' Mentor Program (5th-6th)
About the Program
The Girls' Mentor Program at Woodland is devoted to the personal growth and empowerment of our 5th and 6th grade girls. We create a space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and feel comfortable failing, dusting themselves off, and trying again. This program is designed to surround each girl with the support she needs from her family, the Woodland family and her mentor. Students and mentors gather as a group to participate in one activity each month. These activities explore subjects related to personal growth and empowerment. Some examples are:
1. Goal Setting
2. Confidence Building
4. Problem solving
5. Respect for self and others
7. Risk Taking
8. Decision Making
Goals of the program include girls gaining a strong sense of self, displaying positive values, seeking challenges and learning from setbacks, forming and maintaining healthy relationships and learning to identify and solve problems within their communities.
Interested in being a Mentor?
We are currently searching for Mentors for our 2019-2020 Girls' Mentor Program. If you are interested, please fill out the inquiry form on the right side of this page!
|October||Vision Boards to set out vision for the future|
|November||Gymnastics - Self respect and respect for others|
|December||Top Chef and Problem Solving/Decision Making|
|February 1||On the Ice with the Lady Black Stars and self confidence|
|March 8||Volunteering - Highlighting Integrity|
|March 14||STEM Project - Communication|
|April 25||Rock Climbing and Risk Taking|
|May 30||Program Wrap and reflection walk at Huddart Park|
What is a mentor?
A Mentor is a woman who provides a female student with support, counsel, friendship, and reinforcement. She is a role model. Mentors help to bring out the best in their mentees. Successful mentors have proven to be committed, dependable, and flexible. They will exercise good judgment in interacting with their mentee and mentee family.
- Help build connections
- Don’t need to have all the answers
- Listen clearly and openly
- Encourage and inspire
- Expose new ideas and directions
- Provide information and feedback
What is a mentee?
A Mentee is a 5th or 6th grade female student who develops herself with the assistance of her mentor (and the rest of the village).
- Help develop the relationship by finding common interests
- Show initiative
- Take responsibility for their development
- Identify goals and plans for the future with their mentors
- Provide positive feedback and encouragement to their mentors
- One event, one weekend day a month, total 9 events.
- One other “in-person” contact (preferably at the school, or off-site with parental permission only) in between events.
As Mentors you commit to join your mentee at each scheduled monthly Mentor Event (typically at the school on a weekend) and have at least one other “in-person” interaction with your mentee during the same month. We also request that you regularly phone or email your mentee to maintain the momentum in building your relationship. We are relying on you to ensure that your mentee attends all mentor events. Be sure that you have connected to your mentee’s family (and be sure they have the list of events). You can support your mentee in developing responsibility for remembering and following through on getting to these events.
We know parental support is a key success factor in fostering a strong mentor/mentee relationship. We will introduce parents to the program as well and encourage them to support their daughter’s participation in this program. It will be beneficial for you to look for opportunities to build rapport with your mentee’s parents as the year progresses.
For the Mentors
For the Mentees
Are you interested in learning more about this program or in being a mentor? Please let us know!