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 Tiffany at tiffany@girlventures.org.


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

Sept 23 @ 5:30PM // mENTOR oRIENTATION

October 5th-6th (Kick off rETREAT)
November 3rd
December 1st
January 12th*
February 2nd
March 1st
April 5th
May 3rd
May 16th (YAB Closing Celebration!)


The GirlVentures Office in Oakland & Various Bay Area Locations

YAB Mentor application is Now open!

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.

Mentor Application

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

Program DAtes - FAll 2019

Mandatory Mentor Orientation: Saturday September 21 10:00-2:00

San Francisco

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

El Cerrito

Bridges Rock Gym

4:30-7:00pm Fridays Sept 27 - Nov 22