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.

Works Cited: Introduction

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Girls Action Foundation. (2009). Amplify Toolkit: VI: Knowledge Building Info Sheet: Gender Identity. Retrieved from:

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Kuperminc, G.P. & Thomason, J. D. (2014). Group Mentoring. In D.L Dubois & M.J. Karcher (Eds.), Handbook of Youth Mentoring, Second Edition (pp. 273−289). Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Leadbeater, B.J. & Way, N. (2007). Urban Girls Revisited: Building Strengths. New York: New York University Press.

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