Seattle Girls' School

Mentor

Posted 5/27/11

We are beginning our mentor recruitment for next year's incoming 6th graders. We are looking for women to mentor for the academic school year starting in October. Our goal is to match every student in our school with a female mentor from the community for the entire school year. Mentors meet once each month at a pre-planned activity here at the school, and in general have as much other contact as fits their lives (sometimes an email, a phone call, or swinging by to see a game or school event). Our current class of mentors includes women from a wide variety of careers including scientists, artists, athletes, software engineers, marketing managers, counselors, stay at home moms, teachers and many more.

If you are interested, you can find the more information and the application online at our website:
http://www.seattlegirlsschool.org/become-a-mentor.php


We strongly encourage women who are interested to join us for a one hour Connections Tour hosted by myself to get a first hand and in depth look at the school, the history and the girls in action during class.

To schedule your participation in a SGS Connections Tour during the academic school year, please contact Dani Reynaud at dareynaud@seattlegirlsschool.org

The goal of the Mentor Program is based on the belief that we must make each of out students "strong from the inside out" by building a village around each girl. These villages currently consist of the girl's family, the SGS faculty, and the community which includes a female mentor who will act as an additional, positive role model. We welcome mentors from any race, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin. Both student and mentor will grow through this wonderful opportunity.

SGS Mentor Responsibilities include:

-Attend one SGS organized group event a month. These monthly group events will take place usually on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon between 3-5pm.

-Arrange and meet/contact your assigned mentee at least one other time in the month.  For example meet for lunch at school, go to a school sports game or help your mentee during homework center.

-Commit to one academic year in order to best support your mentee.

We welcome mentors from any race, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin. In particular we are looking for women of color to match with girls of color. The unique experiences and insights that each student will gain by having a mentor will enhance her education at SGS and be a rewarding growth experience for each mentor as well.

For more information, please go to http://www.seattlegirlsschool.org/mentor-application.php for the online application or contact Fleur Larsen at 206-709-2228 Ext. 224. 

 


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