Girls Group Mentoring Program

Do You Want to Make a Difference and Be a Mentor to Middle School Girls?

Girls Group is comprised of female students at Willard middle school and UC Berkeley mentors. As a group, we will play games, make crafts and other fun activities while discussing issues that pertain to our lives. Middle school is often a tough time for young girls and the Cal mentors are there to support them along their journey and validate the feelings they once felt. Opening up discussion to issues like self-esteem, being a young woman of color, peer pressure and more provides an opportunity for girls feel like their voices are heard and to reinforce that they are not alone.  We want everyone to have fun and reflect on their experiences together. All girls are welcome in this safe space as we work towards building a community of young girls and young women in Berkeley.

Download application here.

For more information stop by the YWCA Office, call by phone at (510) 848-6370 or email