The Junior Women of Initiative (JWOI) Mentoring Program was launched in 2005. A decade later, the growth and impact of this program has been significant and very rewarding. The program inspires and connects 15-20 women mentors with young, at-risk mentees, ages 13-17.
Bi-monthly sessions cover topics relevant to teens of today. In addition to the classroom experience, the mentees also spend time engaging with the mentors during field trips.
The result is an experience that helps develop peer relationships amongst the young women and bonds between the mentees and their mentors. The experiences empower the mentees – and their mentors – in a variety of ways that make a lasting, very positive impact.
Mentors are asked to commit to a minimum of 4-5 sessions, and are encouraged to consider leading a session.
For more information, or to become a mentor, contact: Althea Irving, 2019-20 JWOI Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys & Girls Club of Collier County – 7500 Davis Blvd, Naples, FL 34104 – 4:00p to 6:00p (unless otherwise noted)
|October 25, 2021||Program Kick-Off for Mentors * 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (RSVP to email@example.com)|
|November 1, 2021||1st Session – Get Acquainted Meeting for Mentors and Girls|
|November 8, 2021||2nd Session – Looking at Yourself – Video: Self Esteem and Body Image Looking Beyond the Looking Glass|
|November 15, 2021||3rd Session – Mastering Your Emotions – Video: Controlling Your Anger Before It Controls You|
|December 6, 2021||4th Session – Standing Tall – Video: How To Say No and Really Mean It|
|December 13, 2021||5th Session – Choices (no Video)|
|January 10, 2022||6th Session – Bad Friendships (no Video)|
|January 24, 2022||7th Session – Boys & Relationships – Video: How To End Unhealthy Relationships|
|February 7, 2022||8th Session – Etiquette – Olive Garden (Tentative)|
|February 28, 2022||9th Session – Field Trip – Lorenzo Walker (Tentative)|
|March 7, 2022||10th Session – What Type of Personality Am I – Video: Matching Your Skills, Talent, and Ambitions To Your Dream Job|
|March 21, 2022||11th Session – Job Interviews – Video: Good Impressions and Image|
|April 4, 2022||12th Session – Social Media (no Video)|
|April 25, 2022||13th Session – Careers (no Video)|
|May 9, 2022||14th Session – E-Cigarettes – Video: 10 Reasons Why You Should Never Try Vaping|
|May 23, 2022||15th Session – Wrap Up, Feedback & Survey, Thank You Notes|