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Are you a young professional woman?

Share your experience to help shape the career of a young woman in your community. Mentor a Grade 11 or 12 student through the YWCA High School Mentorship program.

Are you a young professional woman who can spare a few hours each month to provide advice, support, and encouragement? We’re always in need of women from a variety of professions to mentor high school girls in Vancouver and Coquitlam.

How the program works

We’ll match you with a student who has similar career interests and you’ll meet on a monthly basis for seven months. Some activities our mentors and mentees like to do together include:

  • Meeting over coffee to chat about career goals and education plans
  • Touring universities/colleges
  • Researching and discussing education programs/options
  • Arranging job shadowing (if appropriate)
  • Participating in recreational activities
  • Attending workshops, classes, and events together

What it takes to be a mentor

Our volunteer mentors are caring adults who are committed to helping young girls grow professionally. Mentors understand the value of a positive adult friendship and the importance of role models in a young girl’s life. Mentors gain as much from the relationships as the mentees, often making life-long friends.

As a mentor, you will commit to meeting with your mentee once or twice each month, for a minimum of one school year (meetings are from November to the end of June the following year).

How you can get involved

To become a mentor you will need to:

  • Complete and submit an application form
  • Attend an orientation / training session
  • Provide two references
  • Complete a Criminal Record Check

For more information or to apply, contact High School Mentorship at 604 895 5846 | mentorship@ywcavan.org