Future Leaders is a life-changing programme where 14-18 year old Auckland girls from disadvantaged backgrounds are paired with a female mentor who helps to develop their leadership skills and resilience.
Mentors play a huge role in the lives of these young women, and gain just as much out of the programme as the girls they mentor. The experience is more valuable than you can imagine, for both parties.
Janet Wilson, a broadcaster and Future Leaders mentor, is a huge advocate for the many benefits of being a Future Leaders mentor. “This is something that involves not only the heart but the head in equal amount if you are to help your mentee. In return you get to give to funny, charming, kind women who teach you as much as you teach them. I couldn’t recommend Future Leaders more – its one way of having a direct effect on the lives of the community in which you live.”
Future Leader has now been going for over 10 years – something that YWCA Auckland is thrilled about. The difference that the programme has made in the lives of young women is fantastic, and we hope to continue this for as long as possible.
Future Leaders needs more mentors! Think about becoming a mentor yourself, or encourage your friends and family to become a mentor, and help develop a young woman’s sense of empowerment and leadership skills. You won’t regret it!
Contact Marnie for a chat on 09 370 0113 or 027 207 5558, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next mentor training day is Saturday 1 February 2014.