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GirlForward ATX Mentoring Info Session

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Join us to learn more about the GirlForward Mentoring Program! This info session will tell you everything you need to know about the program prior to submitting your volunteer application. The session will include in-depth information on the application process, mentoring basics, and a GirlForward overview. The session will last 1 hour with time at the end for questions. Attending an info session is a required component of the application process.

This info session is for individuals in Austin, TX.


GirlForward is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers for our Mentoring Program, which matches women mentors with girls resettled through the refugee resettlement program. As a mentor, you will be paired with a mentee in grades 9-12 or a recent graduate and will meet with her for at least two hours per week to talk about school, relationships, and careers, and to do fun and engaging activities together. As a mentor, you will make a one-year commitment to GirlForward and will receive trainings to prepare you for this role.

Roles, responsibilities, and qualifications for mentors are listed below for your information.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Commit to mentoring a high school girl for at least two hours per week for one year

  • Meet with mentee to discuss subjects related to GirlForward’s Four W’s: Wellness, Wisdom, Wallet, World, as part of GirlForward’s Mentoring Program curriculum.

  • Set and work toward achieving goals with mentee.

  • Attend group mentoring trainings.

  • Communicate with mentee’s family and community.

  • Maintain communication with GirlForward staff.

  • Complete monthly mentor evaluations.

  • Be an active member of the GirlForward community.

Qualifications

  • Must be female

  • Must be at least 21 years old

  • Must have access to reliable transportation (public transit/car)

  • Must have at least a 2-year degree

  • Experience working with youth, tutoring, or mentoring preferred

  • Fluency in English, knowledge of additional languages including Arabic, Swahili, Burmese and others highly preferred

  • Must be comfortable talking about issues related to race, religion, culture, socioeconomic status, academics, health, relationships, community engagement and others.

  • Must believe in the practice of cultural humility and critically analyze their own identity, culture and belief system in relation to the community.

  • Must believe in the power of adolescent girls to create positive change in their communities and the world!

  • Women who identify as immigrants, refugees and/or women of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


For more information, check out our website at www.girlforward.org


If you have any questions regarding the process of becoming a mentor, please contact Arielle Levin at arielle.levin@girlforward.org.

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