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
3. Communication
4. Problem solving
5. Respect for self and others
6. Integrity
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! 

Girls Mentor Event Rock Climbing
The following is the schedule of events for the Girls Mentor Program for the 2019-2020 School year
September  Program Orientation
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
January On the Ice with the Lady Black Stars and self confidence
February STEM Project - Communication
March Volunteering - Highlighting Integrity
April   Rock Climbing and Risk Taking
May Program Wrap and reflection walk at Huddart Park

What is a mentor?

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.

Our Mentors:

  • 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?

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).

Our Mentees:

  • 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

Mentor commitment

Mentor Commitment

  • 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.

Girls' Mentor Program at Woodland School


Research Benefits:

For the Mentors

  • Develop coaching and leadership skills
  • Make a difference
  • Help motivate our students
  • Gain fresh perspective
  • Feel satisfaction when mentee succeeds
  • Learn from someone different from you
  • Learn from other mentors

For the Mentees

  • Receive advice and ideas
  • Learn from others' experiences
  • Have a champion
  • Gain increased confidence
  • Observe experienced role model
  • Learn from someone new
  • Learn new interests
We are currently seeking Mentors for the 2019-2020 school year

Are you interested in learning more about this program or in being a mentor? Please let us know!