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.
WHAT IS A GIRL LOOKING FOR IN A MATCH?
As we move into our second year of our 1:1 MENTOR MATCH PROGRAM, we recognize that mentor matching is very specific to each girl who asks for a mentor, and we work with the family every step of the way to make a match that is going to be most successful. More and more often, the girl and the families have requested mentors in their mid-twenties to early forties who have also lost their mother in childhood or early adulthood because the mentor can relate to the young girl’s loss. With that said, we will review and welcome all applications and realize that there are serendipitous connections that are sometimes beyond the typical match. Unfortunately, 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.
WHY CAN’T YOU MATCH ME TODAY?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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