Give the Gift of Mentorship

Youth Advisory Board

Supporting the personal and professional development of our YAB 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.
For additional information, please contact Victoria at victoria@girlventures.org.


1st Sunday of the month (October - May)
+ orientation and an overnight retreat


The GirlVentures Office in San Francisco

Mentor applications are closed for 2018- 2019

Girls Climb On

You can make a difference in a young girl’s life by becoming a mentor in our Girls Climb On after-school rock climbing program, which runs in San Francisco and Oakland. Please read below to apply.

For more information, please contact Tryka at tryka@girlventures.org.


Fridays 4:30 - 7pm
+ 1 orientation day each semester


San Francisco - Mission Cliffs  or
Oakland - The Great Western Power Company

Richmond/El Cerrito* Bridges Rock Gym


Volunteers needed every Spring and Fall semester


All new and returning mentors fill out our online Mentor Application or contact us at tryka@girlventures.org for a paper application.

Applications will be considered 2 – 3 months prior to the program start date.

The program is limited to 10 mentors and 10 girls. Interviews, references and background checks are required. Mentors are accepted on a rolling basis. The programs will fill up – please do not delay in submitting your application.

There is a nominal application fee covers costs associated with the administrative and background check required when working directly with youth. If you cannot afford to pay this fee, 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.