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 reagan@y-we.org

Nature Connections: Rae Parks at rae@y-we.org

Environmental Leadership Council: Neli Jasuja at neli@y-we.org

Y-WE gave me strong female role models

—Y-WE Alum
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