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Our 1:1 MENTOR MATCH PROGRAM is for girls ages 5-23. empowerHER mentors support the growth and empowerment of each young girl, instilling hope + optimism and building confidence. Our mentors help young girls find their voice and help them to see this beautiful life still at their fingertips.

In our experience, the girl and her family have requested a mentor in their mid-twenties to around age fifty who have also lost their mother in childhood or early adulthood. Every step of the way, empowerHER is dedicated to making a successful and powerful match that will help the girl see that motherloss is “survivable” and her mentor can relate to her loss. If you fit this criteria, please apply today; we will review and interview qualifying applicants. Please keep in mind that sometimes the mentor candidate may not be right for our program, and we will let you know if this is specific to your application. Perhaps you would still like to be involved in other ways - like hosting a fundraiser in your community.

At times, we are waiting for the right girl to ask for a mentor, and if you are a good candidate, will put you on our waitlist. We encourage you to find other ways to support empowerHER! Maybe there are other ways you would like to donate 5 hours a month to empowerHER until you are matched. Put your passion to work and contact Kristan Povona, our Volunteer coordinator to find a role that matters!

IMPORTANT APPLICATION DETAILS:  Please note that our next round of Mentor Application Screenings will take place in the Winter of 2019 for CT + MA (as of this time NY is EVENTS for GIRLS only). At that time, applicants who meet the mentorship requirements will be contacted to schedule an in-person interview with our Mentor Program Coordinator, Joanie Quealy, RN. You may complete the Mentor Application at any time by using the button at the bottom of this page. Prior to consideration, it is important that the application is completed in full including the last six digits of your social security number (XX-XXXX) and a copy of your drivers license, your car insurance (coverage page) and your driving record, are scanned and emailed to


WHY I MENTOR: “It’s a way of sharing my own life experience of losing my mother when I was a child. I hope my story will inspire a young girl to realize that in spite of these circumstances, she can leverage it and accomplish or become anything she wants...that it will not define her but will give her the strength and resilience necessary for a fulfilling life. But like anything in life, it is an evolution – and to see what’s on the other side can be the motivation and encouragement needed in the beginning”. -eH Mentor

WHAT ROLE DOES THE MENTOR SERVE FOR THE GIRL AND HER FAMILY? Mentorship is changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country. At empowerHER, our program is tailored to meet the changing needs of the family following this tragic loss. empowerHER does not replace the role of the mother or minimize the role of the father, stepmother or other family or friends in the girl's life. Instead, our programs are designed to provide additional support and resources throughout the year for the girl and her family.

WHO MENTORS? empowerHER Mentors are women age 25 to around age 50, of all ethnicities and backgrounds. In most cases, our Mentors are women who can relate to motherloss. Mentors commit to spending approximately 5 hours per month for a 12-month period with their mentee. Mentees are offered friendship, inspiration and support in a safe and nurturing environment under the guides of empowerHER!

HOW DO WE KEEP THE GIRLS SAFE? The safety of each empowerHER young girl is our top priority. Our 1:1 MENTOR MATCH PROGRAM conducts a thorough background check on each prospective Mentor. We offer training and ongoing support by closely monitoring every matched relationship. If you should have any further questions about the mentor program, please connect or schedule a call with our Mentor Program Coordinator, Joanie Quealy, R.N., by emailing