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.

Planning Your Program

Why is this important?

Planning and evaluating a program is important because:

  • It will help to determine if the program successfully achieves what you set out to do
  • It ensures that you can identify where changes need to be made to allow you to continuously improve your program
  • It assesses whether program and financial resources are being used effectively and efficiently

You likely have great ideas on the “what” and “why” of your girls group mentoring program—how it could run, who would participate and what the results might be. However, much more detailed planning is required in order to effectively bring all of the important elements together: the mentees, the mentors, the space, the supplies and the activities. These plans will be essential in the management and delivery of the program. They will also be important to attract funders and program champions. Ultimately, they will provide the foundations for the evaluation of your program; this is a critical element for continued effectiveness and long-term sustainability of your program.

The following sections outline important elements to assist you in planning and evaluating your program.   

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