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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

BECOME A MENTOR:  Mentors commit to spending approximately 5 hours per month for a 12-month period with theri mentee.  empowerHER is accepting Mentor Applicants in Connecticut & Massachusettes only at this time.  Applicants will undergo a thorough screening and will be lead through the process by our Mentor Program Coordinator, Joanie Quealy, RN.

*Massachusetts Mentors:  We are in great need of Mentors residing on Cape Cod, Metro-west and Central Mass.  We are also in great need of women who are Young Professionals who also lost their mother in childhood or early adulthood. 

*Connecticut Mentors:  Please apply today - Mentor Interviews in CT will begin October 1st 2018.   

*New York Mentors: We currently offer Events for Girls only in NY.  Please check back here in January 2019 for more information about our Mentor opportunities in NY. 

Thank you for your interest in this impactful program!  Please complete the application here and you will be contacted by our Mentor Program Coordinator.  CLICK HERE to learn more and to apply.

BECOME A MENTEE:   Enrolling in the Mentor Program is simple.  Simply CLICK HERE to Enroll A Girl and our Intake Coordinator will be in touch within 7 days to complete an Intake Appointment.  All girls enrolled at empowerHER also receive invitations to each group event that takes place throughout the year.  Our Events for Girls are non-therapeuatic and take place in the natural environment, offering girls the opportunity to meet others who can relate to their loss and remind them they are not alone in their grief.  


OUR ONE-ON-ONE MENTOR 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.

Mentorship changes 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 program is designed to provide additional support and resources throughout the year for the girl and her family.  empowerHER Mentors are women of all ages, ethnicity, and backgrounds.  In some cases, our Mentors are women who can relate to the loss.  In other cases, Mentors have not experienced the loss of their mothers, however, they have overcome some of life's greatest challenges and powered through their grief.  

We may match a young girl with a woman from our "empowerHER community" or in some instances, empowerHER matches a young girl with a woman from "her own community" (i.e. a former teacher, coach, family friend, etc.).  Mentees are offered friendship, inspiration and support in a safe and nurturing environment! 

The safety of each empowerHER young girl is our top priority.  Our Mentor Program conducts a thorough background check on each prospective Mentor and every relationship is closely monitored by our professionally trained Mentor Program Coordinator. If you should have any questions about the mentor program, please schedule a call with our Mentor Program Coordinator, Joan Quealy, R.N., and email to schedule a call.