A mentoring program that connects children with youth mentors
Click to download a registration form or register in person at YWCA Lethbridge.
Hours of Operation
Tuesdays – 4:30PM – 6:30PM
November – June
A weekly after-school group to make new friends & learn about healthy relationships
Girls With Tools
A hands-on introduction to non-traditional tasks & roles
A safe space for boys to make new friends & learn about healthy relationships
GirlSpace In-School Support
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YWise Guys In-School Support
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GirlSpace Summer Leadership Camps
Build leadership skills this summer with fun activities & new friends
YWise Guys Summer Leadership Camps
Boys can build leadership skills this summer with fun activities & new friends
Power of Being a Girl Conference
Girls are encouraged to find their power, to speak up, and to make positive changes in their lives in the face of violence and adversity
YWise Guys Conference
Learn to think critically about masculinity, gender stereotypes, and the impact they have on others
Practical tools for children & youth who have experienced trauma
YWCA Girl2Girl is group that connects a small group of 2-4 elementary and middle school age children with a high school age mentor who has demonstrated role model characteristics.
Girl2Girl mentors and participants make new friends and build strong lasting relationships built on trust, understanding and respect. Our young participants enjoy the chance to build peer-relationships with the other children in their group in addition to their mentor. And, mentors have a unique opportunity to practice leadership skills by developing their own sessions specifically for their mentees. All relationships are supported by our experienced GirlSpace staff.
Girls/non-binary youth ages 8-13 who want to be paired with a mentor
Girls/non-binary youth ages 14-18 who are enrolled in high school. Youth mentors must apply and be accepted by YWCA Youth Services before they are eligible to be paired with mentees.
Mentor Application Process
Youth interested in becoming mentors for the Girl2Girl program must submit an application, along with a resume and references, to YWCA Youth Services. Potential mentors must attend all training sessions held in September – October each year. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program prior to the first session in November.
Lorrie Wittke, Youth Services Manager
Girl2Girl is FREE!
Who Can Access?
Girls & non-binary youth ages 8-17
YES. Please contact us to make arrangements.