Girls Group Mentoring Toolkit

This Girls Group Mentoring Toolkit provides the tools, resources and support to create, implement, deliver and evaluate a quality group mentoring program for girls, ages 9-13, in your community. The Toolkit is intended to be used in a range of communities, and can be adapted to the unique values, needs, strengths and challenges that each community encompasses.

Additional Resources: Program and Meetings

Planning Activities

YWCA GirlSpace
Outlines and provides some information on different topics for discussion for teen and ‘tween girls. http://ywcagirlspace.ca/index.php

Girls Action Foundation: Amplify Toolkit
Shares best practices, tips and activities for anyone wanting to start or strengthen a girls program. http://girlsactionfoundation.ca/en/amplify-toolkit-1

Dove Self Esteem Project: Self Esteem Workshop Guide for Teachers of Girls & Boys aged 11−14
Materials that will help to “open the eyes of your class or group to the way that they feel about themselves and give them a set of tools that will help them to raise their own self-esteem.” http://www.dove.ca/en/docs/pdf/WkshpGuide4TeachersBooklet_11-14yrs.pdf

Empower Young Women to Lead Change: A Training Manual
World YWCA
A resource designed to support the development of young women’s skills and to enable them to provide leadership. Includes engaging activities and is a flexible tool for learning and exploring issues like human rights, violence against women, body image and self-esteem. http://www.iwtc.org/ideas/1_empowering.pdf

Building an annual budget: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/finances/managing-finances/annual-budget/main

Family & Parental/Guardian Involvement

Parents as Partners: Research and Strategies for Engaging Parents in Youth Mentoring Programs (May 2014)
Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series
An archived webinar with discussions around engaging parents and guardians in mentoring relationships.
http://www.mentoring.org/program_resources/training_opportunities/collaborative_mentoring_webinar_series

Closure/Termination

Mentoring Fact Sheet: Avoiding Early Match Termination
This resource outlines the characteristics of failed mentoring matches and what research indicates contributes to strong mentoring matches.
http://educationnorthwest.org/sites/default/files/resources/factsheet18.pdf

Mentoring Relationships: 7 Tips for coming to closure
This resource discussed the importance of closure, some tips for bringing mentoring relationships to a close, and some pitfalls to avoid.

http://www.leadservs.com/documents/article3.html

 


Contact: mentoringgirls(at)canadianwomen.org