Mentors needed!

Warning: The following information could change your life and the life of a middle school student!

Interested? Read on...

Girls Inc. Mentoring Flyer

Happy 2018! You are invited to participate in a fantastic opportunity mentoring and making a difference in the lives of middle-school girls!

Girls Inc. of Holyoke has partnered with Chestnut Academy in Springfield, MA in recruiting 50 girls to participate in our 2018 BOLD Futures Mentoring Project and we need YOU to make this program a success.

We are looking for 15 - 20 volunteer women* mentors to work with our staff and these amazing young women from February – June 2018. Mentors meet weekly with small groups of girls to build positive relationships, have fun, and inspire our girls to be STRONG, SMART, and BOLD.

Weekly mentoring sessions take place at Chestnut Accelerated Middle School, 355 Plainfield Street, Springfield, MA on either Mondays or Thursdays for two hours (1:30-3:30 pm or 3:30-5:30 pm).  We are recruiting heavily from local colleges as college students make wonderful mentors and role models. We are also enthusiastically interested in working professional women and with other fantastic ladies from the area.

We need YOU!

Google forms application link: 
applications MUST be received by January 23, 2018.

*Girls Inc. encourages all who are interested in mentoring and identify as women to apply. Girls Inc. is an inclusive organization.

Why should you be a volunteer mentor?
• Make a difference • Learn something new • Meet new people • Encourage girls to be the best versions of themselves* Be a positive role model • Give guidance • Plan and participate in fun activities with girls • Feel empowered to effect change in the lives of others & yourself • Plus a million other reasons!

Snapshot of the Program:

• Program begins in February 2018 and ends in June 2018
• Mentors and Girls meet weekly on either Mondays or Thursdays
• Weekly mentoring session are from either are: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (limited space) or 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
• Mentors and girls meet once per month on Saturdays for a field trip and/or fun activity (10am-3pm)
• All weekly mentoring sessions take place at Chestnut Accelerated Middle School
• Mentoring takes place in small groups 1:4 or 2:4 (1 or 2 mentors per 4 girls)
• Girls are in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to participate Mentors must:
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Be able to participate for the ENTIRE program  (February – June 2018)
• Have availability on Mon. or Thurs. from either 1:30-3:30 pm or 3:30-5:30 pm
• Be able to attend approximate 4-6 Saturday field trips/activities between the hours of 10 am-3 pm
• Attend a 2.5 hour training in early February (a training is scheduled for February 3 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm – lunch provided)
• Not required by highly encouraged: Thursday, February 1, 2018. 6 pm-8 pm.  Meet, Greet & Eat with families and girls at Chestnut Accelerated Middle School. Dinner, games, fun, food!
• ALL applications MUST be received by January 23, 2018

If you are interested, please apply!

Clink the link to the Mentor Application form.
ALL applications MUST be received by January 23, 2018.

We will call you back to schedule a short phone or in person interview when we have processed your application.

Questions? Or, for more information, please contact:
Erin Placey
Outreach Coordinator/OJJDP Mentoring Manager
Girls Inc. of Holyoke
cell: 413.887.9518
desk: 413.533.0796 x105

Our mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold by providing them the opportunity to develop and achieve their full potential.