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Interested in mentoring a GVP girl?


GVP’s community-based mentoring program provides support to our alumnae as they continue on their educational journeys. We are looking for passionate women who want to make a long-term, consistent commitment to accompanying a GVP alumna as she navigates her future.

Are you ready to be a GVP mentor?

  • Must be female and aged 21+
  • Personal commitment and time to spend with a mentee
  • Willingness to engage and empower mentees’ families
  • Empathy
  • Patience, flexibility and openness; the ability to listen and to accept different points of view
  • Cultural Competence
  • Respect for individuals and their abilities and right to make choices in life–GVP mentors empower alumnae by conveying a sense of respect and equal dignity in the relationship.
  • Experience with refugee communities or diverse populations is desirable

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Meet with your mentee a minimum of 2x/month
  • Assist students and their families with the technical aspects of achieving their educational goals, including assisting with school or college enrollment and obtaining necessary documentation
  • Track your mentee’s academic progress
  • Participate in mentor meetings and training
  • Provide data for program evaluation

How to Become a Mentor

  • Complete a mentor application, background check and liability releaseand submit to Michelle Kuperman, Mentor Program Director, at: or Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, Community Engagement Associate, References are required, preferably from people who can speak to your experience working with young people and/or diverse populations.
  • Complete an interview.
  • Complete a brief discernment period, attending a minimum of 2 group mentor/mentee gatherings.
  • Complete New Volunteer Orientation and 2 hours of New Mentor Training


For further information or to apply to be a mentor, contact Michelle at