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?
This section will help you to design the logistics of your program—from where your participants will meet, to how many participants you’ll engage, as well as identify the stages of mentoring relationships.
It is helpful to define the logistics of your program, including the mentoring model you use, the mentor/mentee ratio, the duration of your program, the frequency of meetings and the process for creating a safe space for program participants. You should also consider strategies for building relationships within your program, including how the girls’ families can be engaged. The topics and questions listed here can ensure that important program pieces have been considered and incorporated into your planning. Take your time navigating this section and be sure to read each of the sections.