Thank you for your interest in mentoring!
Applications are now closed for 2020 mentoring opportunities. Please check back in the summer!
As a mentor you will help our youth develop their leadership abilities; define and achieve their personal goals; explore and acquire career and college skills; and more. You will also participate in all the program activities alongside the youth. These programs meet 2-3 times per month in the greater Seattle area.
Our Mentorship Model
Y-WE primarily uses a group mentorship model that allows women and girls alike to get to know a wide range of positive role models that can offer personal and professional support. Some of our youth and mentors will also be paired in one-to-one match-ups based on desires and needs.
Your primary role as a mentor is to be present and authentic, listen well and be willing to jump right in. We welcome women of all backgrounds: cultural, religious, educational, economic and sexual orientation. We seek to have mentors who closely reflect the diversity of our youth.
The Commitment: Please consider this carefully.
As a mentor, your consistent attendance is essential! Please check the dates to make sure you can attend most of the program. If mentoring is too large a commitment at this time, consider becoming a Y-WE volunteer. Our many short-term volunteer opportunities also provide meaningful experiences working with the Y-WE.
Do you want to be a Y-WE mentor?
Contact our Program Managers based on your program of interest:
YLC, Y-WE Lead, Y-WE Code and Summer Programs: Reagan Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature Connections: Rae Parks at email@example.com
Environmental Leadership Council: Neli Jasuja at firstname.lastname@example.org
Y-WE gave me strong female role models—Y-WE Alum