OUR ONE-ON-ONE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM is for girls ages 5-18. empowerHER mentors support the growth and empowerment of each young girl, inspiring creativity 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 and at empowerHER, our program is tailored to meet the changing needs of the family following loss. empowerHER does not replace the role of the mother or minimize the role of the father, stepmother or other family/friend 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 extraordinary life experiences to share with a young girl. In some instances, empowerHER matches a young girl with a woman from her own community (i.e. a former teacher, coach, family friend, etc.) or with a woman from the empowerHER community. 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 a professionally trained match coordinator.
WHY I MENTOR: “It’s a way of sharing my own life experience of losing my mother when I was a child. My hope is that my story will inspire a young girl to realize that in spite of these circumstances you can leverage it and accomplish or become anything you want. That this doesn’t define you but only gives you the strength and resilience so necessary for a fulfilling life. But like anything it’s an evolution – and to see what’s on the other side can be the necessary motivation and encouragement needed at the beginning”
BECOME A MENTOR: The mentor program is a one year commitment and mentors commit to spending at least 5 hours per month for a 12 month period. Please complete the application here and we will schedule an interview in the Spring 2018. 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. Once enrolled, we will schedule an Intake Appointment to begin the match process. Once enrolled, you will also begin to receive all invitations to each group event that takes place throughout the year.
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 email@example.com to schedule.
empowerHER offers two types of programs that support the young girl in her own grief journey. Our group events remind the girls they are not alone and our one-on-one mentorship program offers additional support throughout the year. All programs and activities are at no charge to the family.