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.

Girls Action Foundation: Amplify Toolkit
Shares best practices, tips and activities for anyone wanting to start or strengthen a girls program.

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.”

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.

Building an annual budget:

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.


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.

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.


Contact: mentoringgirls(at)