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Girl2Girl

A mentoring program that connects children with youth mentors

Registration

Click to download a registration form or register in person at YWCA Lethbridge.

Hours of Operation

Tuesdays – 4:30PM – 6:30PM
November – June 

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Program Overview

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.

Mentees
Girls/non-binary youth ages 8-13 who want to be paired with a mentor

Mentors
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.

Contacts

Lorrie Wittke, Youth Services Manager
lwittke@ywcalethbridge.org
403-329-0088

Cost

Girl2Girl is FREE!

Who Can Access?

Girls & non-binary youth ages 8-17

Childcare

No

Transportation

YES. Please contact us to make arrangements.

Program Funding

604 8th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2K1
Phone: 403-329-0088inquiries@ywcalethbridge.com | 24-Hour Crisis Line: 403-320-1881 or 1-866-296-0447
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