Pink Rose Mentoring
Watering Seeds That Become Beautiful Roses
Pink Rose is a 12-month program that prepares girls ages 10-19 to meet the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood through a coordinated, progressive series of high-quality activities and learning experiences that help them to achieve social, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being.
Girls participate in 1:1 and group mentoring , community service, and enrichment activities as they gain the ability to lead themselves and others on a course of action. They also gain the ability to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-confidence and self-esteem to pursue and achieve their goals.
Why Mentoring Works
Mentoring works as proven by the national evaluation of Big Brothers Big Sisters by Public Private Ventures. After an 18 month period, the study showed that compared to the control group, those youth who had a mentor skipped fewer days of school, were less physically aggressive, had more positive relationships, and had higher grades.
Pink Rose Mentoring
A Pink Rose Mentor is a caring adult who supports a young person through a guided relationship that will foster the resilience needed for the young person to achieve success as she navigates through adolescence.
A Pink Rose Mentor participates in training to learn essential skills and processes to help build a girl’s self-esteem, help her become a stronger leader, and help her set and achieve goals. Pink Rose Mentors understand they are to support the girl, not parent, judge, or control her life.
The mentor and mentees meet in positive, socially appropriate venues, attend appropriate events such as go to museums
Parents/Guardian permission and active participation are required.
Mentors undergo a comprehensive screening process: application, interview, criminal background check, and reference checks. Mentors also complete initial and ongoing training on effective mentoring practices.
Mentors commit to at least a one-year mentoring experience; attend LEI events with their mentee; initiate at least two contacts per month (one contact should be in-person).
Mentors focus on positive social, academic, career, and life skills as appropriate for the age of the girl.
Program Coordinator is responsible for mentor recruitment, screening and training. She provides ongoing support and supervision to mentors and mentees.