The purpose of this new pilot program is to inspire hope for our youth, develop pride in our rural communities, and foster strength and courage in our leadership. Our belief is that this will result in increased girls leadership competency and confidence, cultivated specifically to create positive social change and positive community impacts.
This program will consist of 3 retreats throughout the year, one-on-one mentoring designed to provide support, accountability, and assistance to participants, a community project that will provide participants with true leadership opportunities, and 3 webinars that will allow participants to stay connected with their peers and report on the progress of their community projects.
Our success is contingent upon a cadre of strong, capable, passionate female mentors who will work one-on-one with their mentee for the duration of the program. The ideal candidate has experience in youth development, leadership development, and community engagement. Additionally, mentors should be self-motivated, possess strong communication skills, and have the confidence to be direct, open, and empathetic with their mentee. Mentors are expected to behave professionally and maintain appropriate boundaries with their mentees and model the program and foundation values. In order to be eligible, mentors must commit to attending and participating in all program events and activities and must complete and pass a criminal background check.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Twice monthly check-ins with mentee
- Support and guidance in real-world applications of retreat learnings
- Support and guidance in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing community projects
- Support and guidance in goal-setting and attainment
- Support and guidance in future-planning
- The creation and use of accountability systems as necessary
- Communication with program staff and mentor cohort
- Documentation of interactions with mentee
- Ability to arrange for personal transportation to and from retreats
- Compliance with all program policies and procedures
Mentor Time Commitment:
In addition, mentors are required to attend and participate in the following events. The Red Ants Pants Foundation will cover meal and lodging expenses for program events (festival not included). Mentors are expected to provide their own transportation and cover transportation costs.
- October 26-28, 2018: Retreat #1- Double T River Ranch, Clyde Park, MT (orientation and matching)
- December 4, 2018, 7 pm: Webinar #1- Participants will share selected community project
- February 10, 2019: Retreat #2- Double T River Ranch, Clyde Park, MT
- March 12, 2019, 7 pm: Webinar #2- Participant update on community project
- April 28, 2019: Retreat #3- Double T River Ranch, Clyde Park, MT
- June 4, 2019, 7 pm: Webinar #3- Participant presentation on community project
- July 26-28: Red Ants Pants Music Festival (optional, but highly encouraged!)
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