Make a difference by becoming a mentor with GirlVentures. Mentorship opportunities are available through our Girls Climb On after-school rock climbing program and our Youth Advisory Board, which supports the personal and professional development of our program participants.
Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
Supporting the personal and professional development of our Youth Advisory Board participants will impact them, and you, for a lifetime. Meeting once a month during the school year, the Youth Advisory Board pairs adult mentors with high schoolers to advance their leadership skills and participate in professional development and collective action for social and environmental justice.
Program Dates AND LOCATIONS - 2019/2020
1st Sunday of the month (October - May) + orientation and an overnight retreat
Sept 23 @ 5:30PM // Mentor Orientation
October 5th-6th (Kick off Retreat)
May 16th (YAB Closing Celebration!)
Meetings will be held at GirlVentures Office in Oakland and other various Bay Area locations.
MENTOR APPLICATION (Now CLOSED)
Youth Advisory Board Mentor Applications are now closed. Please check back in August 2020 for next year’s application.
Girls Climb On
The program is limited to 12 mentors and 12 youth. An interview and background a check is required. Mentor positions are open until filled and programs will fill up so apply soon! We strongly encourage people of color and queer people of color to apply for the mentor role.
There is a nominal application fee ($15-$20) that covers costs associated with the administrative and background check required when working directly with youth. If this presents financial hardship, please contact us.
There are no additional fees associated with mentoring if you have your belay card. Gym use, equipment, snacks and training are all provided free of charge. However, if you do not have a current belay card with Touchstone gyms, you will need to take an “Intro to Climbing” course at one of the Touchstone gyms (Mission Cliffs, Great Western Power Co, etc). Courses are $35 and are offered daily. Visit touchstoneclimbing.com to register.
Program DAtes and LOCATIONS - FAll 2019
Mandatory Mentor Orientation
Saturday September 21 10:00-2:00
Missions Cliffs Climbing Gym
4:00pm-7:00pm Mondays Sept 23 - Nov 18
Saturday Oct 19, 8:00-6:00 - Outdoor Climb Day
Great Western Power Company
4:00pm-7:00pm Fridays Sept 27 - Nov 22
Sunday Oct 20, 8:00-6:00 - Outdoor Climb Day
Bridges Rock Gym
4:30-7:00pm Fridays Sept 27 - Nov 22
The application period for Fall 2019 is closed. We will begin accepting Spring 2020 applications on Dec 1, 2019.