Want to work for Girls’ LEAP this summer? We’re hiring!
“The most rewarding experience of working with Girls’ LEAP is leaving the impact on girls that’s everlasting. Being able to impact their life and help them is helping me because together, we’re changing the world.” -Porcha, Teen Mentor, age 17
If you are a Boston resident aged 14-18 and will still be in high school in the fall of 2012, apply now to learn self-defense, how to teach self-defense to other girls, and create a Digital Story! For examples of Digital Stories, check out Girls’ LEAP’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GirlsLEAPster
Send an email to Victoria to get the program information and application at TMPA@girlsleap.org.
Teen Mentor Program
A school year or summer commitment.
Our teen leadership and employment program trains girls ages 14-18 to serve as assistants on Girls’ LEAP programs. Teen Mentors build leadership skills by serving as role models to girls in programs and by raising community awareness about the violence that girls face. Teens are selected through an application process.
Teen Mentors will demonstrate a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the ways that violence impacts girls as well as the ways that girls can make choices and take action that keeps them physically and emotionally safe. Teen Mentors gain valuble life skills including:
- Increased confidence in personal safety
- Increased awareness of higher education opportunities
- Ability to coach and mentor
- Work readiness and confidence in communication and presentation skills
- Professionalism in engagement with peers and supervisors