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.
Why is this important?
Proper recruitment, screening, selecting and matching of program participants will support you in achieving your program goals, ensuring participants’ safety and maximizing program effectiveness.
The recruitment and screening of mentors and mentees is a very important element of your program. In the recruitment phase, the community is introduced to your program and to your vision for the program. The screening of mentors and mentees is a critical piece of risk management. Your recruitment and screening strategies will help to ensure you have the right participants for your program and the best possible mentors to work with them. This section is designed to assist you in developing recruitment strategies, establishing screening practices and creating an approach for matching girls within mentoring groups.