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Become a Mentor

Welcome to the Seattle Girls’ School Mentor Program!

Do you remember your middle-school experience? Who was the most influential person in your life? Looking back, do you ever wish you had someone, outside of your family and friends, to talk to, to encourage you, or maybe to open your mind to possibilities you may not have considered? As the Mentor Coordinator at Seattle Girls’ School, I’d like to invite you to consider being this person for one of our students!
The goal of the Mentor Program is to make our students “strong from the inside out” by building a community around each student during the transformative time of middle school. We are looking for a diverse group of women or non-binary mentors to match with our incoming sixth graders. We welcome mentors from any race, religion, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin, as we aim to match students with adults who share these identities with them. The unique experiences and insights that each student will gain by having a mentor will enhance their education at SGS and be a rewarding growth experience for each mentor as well.

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  • Commitment

    Participating adults are expected to mentor a student during the 2022-2023 school year from October through May. Our goal is to return to one mentor per mentee, in order for our mentors and mentees to cultivate lasting relationships. These bonds are usually so fulfilling for both mentors and mentees that the relationship continues throughout the student’s time at SGS and even beyond.

    Throughout the school year, there will be a monthly Mentor Program event planned and sponsored by Seattle Girls’ School. These usually take place on Saturdays or Sundays, but stay tuned for the 2022-2023 schedule. Additionally, we encourage mentors and mentees to meet on their own once a month. These meetings will be organized by you, your mentee, and your mentee’s family. 
  • Upcoming Mentor Events

    Stay tuned for our 2022-23 schedule!!

Get Started!

Below you will find our application for the 2022-2023 Mentor Program. If you’re interested in learning more or know someone who would make a great mentor, please email mentor@sgs-wa.org.

Thank you for supporting Seattle Girls’ School!
Located in the Central District, Seattle Girls' School is an independent school for girls and gender nonconforming students in grades 5-8. Our mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.