2014-2015 Space of Her Own Hoffman-Boston Mentor Orientation
Arlington , VA
SOHO is expanding to Arlington! We are looking for amazing women to help us spread our wings at Hoffman-Boston Elementary School.
SOHO helps transform the lives of fifth-grade girls by pairing them with local professional women for a yearlong structured mentoring program. Using art as the catalyst, SOHO is designed to teach girls to value creativity, live healthy lives, communicate openly, and give back to others. In the end, SOHO not only provides girls with a personalized creative study space, but also empowers them with the confidence to succeed in life.
On a typical evening, girls and their mentors enjoy dinner together followed by a creative arts project, which can range from designing mirror mosaics to completing a photography exhibit to building their own lap desk. At the end of the year, mentors and mentees team up to use all of the projects from the year in a final room renovation for each girl.
SOHO HB starts in late September and will meet every Thursday from 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Volunteer applicants must complete the following application process:
- Attend one orientation session
- Complete an application
- Provide three references
- Provide fingerprints for a criminal background check
SOHO Orientation Agenda
- Healthy snacks & Introductions
- Overview of SOHO
- Mentor Responsibilities and Commitment
- Q & A
Cancellations: If you cannot make your registered session, please be mindful and notify us or cancel your registration 24 hrs prior so that we may adjust our catering needs accordingly!