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Our High School Mentorship program gives girls in Grades 11 and 12 across Metro Vancouver the opportunity to meet positive role models, explore their career and education options, learn leadership skills and better prepare for their futures.

We match high school girls in Grades 11 and 12 (mentees) with volunteer young professional women and women who are in graduate studies (mentors) for a one-to-one mentoring relationship.

How the program works

Mentor-mentee matches are based on career and education goals, hobbies and other interests. Mentees will meet with their mentors once each month to explore career options, make education and training plans, improve their leadership skills, gain new life experience and more.

Getting the most out of mentorship

Mentees will need to invest time and effort to make the match work for them.

Mentees who have benefited the most:

  • Know what they want to get out of the relationship and are able to express their needs to their mentors
  • Take initiative and are not afraid to ask questions, make suggestions and express their opinions
  • Are committed and motivated
  • Are flexible and open

Responsibilities as a mentee

  • Contact mentors to schedule monthly meetings (most of our mentors live and work in Vancouver and mentees are expected to arrange their own transportation to meet their mentors)
  • Maintain regular and frequent contact with mentors via phone calls or emails
  • Submit monthly journal entries about your mentorship experiences in the program

How to apply

  • Apply online
  • Attend an interview
  • Attend the mentee training session

Only candidates who demonstrate a genuine interest in learning from a mentor and are ready to make a year-long commitment to the program will be considered.

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