Background

Having a strong mentoring relationship can make a powerful difference in the success of a young woman in high school or college. Because of this, the Utah Women’s College Task Force recommended that women-focused mentoring program resources be developed to help provide support for influencers (e.g., parents, nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges) to implement  programs around the state. The mentoring programs we have identified are included in the Program & Support Search (use the Mentoring Programs search option). The role of the Utah Women and Education Initiative is to provide resources that will assist campuses, schools, nonprofits, and community groups establish and maintain quality mentoring programs for girls and women. Both formal and informal mentoring opportunities will be highlighted.

Resources

   Training for Mentors

   Training for Mentees

   Creating Effective Mentoring Programs

The best resource we have found is the following detailed handbook: How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program: A Step-By-Step Tool Kit for Program Managers through the National Mentoring Partnership (NMP). Additional tools include:

Utah Partnerships & Programs

   Partnerships

UWEI has partnered with established organizations and programs to promote and support quality mentoring programs (that have a college preparation or retention component) for girls and women in Utah. Click on the organization below for additional information about getting involved.

   Other Recommended Programs

   National Programs with Utah Mentoring Matching

    • StudentMentor.org: This national mentoring program is based on a technology platform to help college students conveniently find and collaborate with mentors from diverse industries and professions. Professionals and retirees serve as mentors to college students and help mentees enhance their leadership, communication, and coaching skills. Mentoring can be online, phone, or in person.
    • National Mentoring Partnership—Volunteer Referral Service: This free service allows prospective volunteers to search for mentoring opportunities within a radius of their postal Zip code. Registered mentoring programs will receive information about prospective volunteers who have expressed interest in your program.